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Chapter 220-354 WAC

Last Update: 11/3/20

COMMERCIAL FISHERIESSALMON

WAC Sections

HTMLPDF220-354-010Lawful and unlawful acts—Salmon.
HTMLPDF220-354-020Unlawful acts—Salmon possession and transport.
HTMLPDF220-354-030Sale and purchase of commercial caught salmon.
HTMLPDF220-354-040Carriers—Transporting packaged salmon.
HTMLPDF220-354-050Limited participation salmon net fisheries.
HTMLPDF220-354-060Closed areas—Troll line gear.
HTMLPDF220-354-070Closed areas—Grays Harbor and tributaries.
HTMLPDF220-354-080Puget Sound salmon—Closed areas.
HTMLPDF220-354-090Puget Sound salmon—Quick reporting.
HTMLPDF220-354-100Puget Sound salmon—Lawful gear—Purse seine.
HTMLPDF220-354-110Puget Sound salmon—Special purse seine mesh size.
HTMLPDF220-354-120Puget Sound salmon—Purse seine—Open periods.
HTMLPDF220-354-130Purse seine—Release of incidentally caught fish.
HTMLPDF220-354-140Puget Sound salmon—Lawful gear—Gillnet.
HTMLPDF220-354-150Puget Sound salmon—Gillnet—Daily hours.
HTMLPDF220-354-160Puget Sound salmon—Gillnet—Open periods.
HTMLPDF220-354-170Puget Sound salmon—Lawful gear—Reef nets.
HTMLPDF220-354-180Puget Sound salmon—Reef net open periods.
HTMLPDF220-354-190Puget Sound salmon—Net seasons—Time.
HTMLPDF220-354-200Puget Sound salmon—Beach seine—Emerging commercial fishery—Eligibility—Lawful gear.
HTMLPDF220-354-210Puget Sound salmon—Beach seine—Open periods.
HTMLPDF220-354-220Willapa Bay salmon—Seasons and lawful gear.
HTMLPDF220-354-230Willapa Bay salmon—Gillnet gear specifications.
HTMLPDF220-354-240Willapa Bay salmon—Summer fishery.
HTMLPDF220-354-250Willapa Bay salmon fall fishery.
HTMLPDF220-354-260Grays Harbor salmon gear.
HTMLPDF220-354-270Grays Harbor salmon—Gillnet gear specifications.
HTMLPDF220-354-280Grays Harbor salmon—Summer fishery.
HTMLPDF220-354-290Grays Harbor salmon fall fishery.
HTMLPDF220-354-300Coastal salmon troll seasons—Commercial.
HTMLPDF220-354-310Puget Sound—Salmon preserve—Drayton Harbor.
HTMLPDF220-354-320Puget Sound—Salmon preserve—San Juan Island.
HTMLPDF220-354-330Puget Sound—Salmon preserve—Strait of Juan de Fuca.
HTMLPDF220-354-340Puget Sound—Area 7A salmon fishery separation lines.


PDF220-354-010

Lawful and unlawful actsSalmon.

(1) It is unlawful to operate in any river, stream or channel any gillnet gear longer than three-fourths the width of the stream; this provision shall supersede all other regulations in conflict with it.
(2) It is unlawful to operate any net for removing snags from state waters without permit from the department.
(3) It is unlawful to take, fish for or possess for commercial purposes chinook salmon less than 28 inches in length or coho salmon less than 16 inches in length, except as follows:
(a) In the Puget Sound, Grays Harbor, Willapa Bay and Columbia River commercial salmon net fisheries, there is no minimum size limit on salmon taken with gillnet gear.
(b) In the Pacific Ocean commercial salmon troll fishery, frozen chinook salmon, dressed heads off, must be 21 1/2 inches minimum, and frozen coho salmon, dressed heads off, must be 12 inches minimum, measured from the midpoint of the clavicle arch to the fork of the tail.
(c) This subsection does not apply to salmon raised in aquaculture.
(4) It is unlawful to set, maintain, or operate any reef net gear at any location which places the stern ends of either or both reef net boats of said gear less than a distance of 800 feet in front of or behind the head buoys of any row or reef net gear, within the boundaries of the Lummi Island Reef Net Fisheries Area, as described in RCW 77.50.050.
(5) It is permissible to possess salmon for any purpose that were lawfully obtained from state and federal government fish hatcheries and facilities. Subsections (3) and (12) of WAC 220-305-010 and subsection (3) of WAC 220-354-010 do not apply to salmon possessed under this subsection.
(6) It is unlawful to take or fish for food fish from a commercial salmon trolling vessel with gear other than lawful troll line gear while said vessel is engaged in commercial fishing or has commercially caught fish aboard.
(7) It is unlawful to angle for salmon for personal use from any vessel that is engaged in commercial salmon trolling or has commercially caught salmon aboard.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.04.012, 77.04.013, 77.04.020, 77.04.055, and 77.12.047. WSR 17-05-112 (Order 17-04), amended and recodified as § 220-354-010, filed 2/15/17, effective 3/18/17. Statutory Authority: RCW 34.05.353 (1)(b), (c), and (d), 77.12.047, 77.50.050, and chapters 77.65 and 77.70 RCW. WSR 12-09-046 (Order 12-61), § 220-20-015, filed 4/13/12, effective 5/14/12. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047. WSR 02-23-002 (Order 02-278), § 220-20-015, filed 11/6/02, effective 12/7/02; WSR 00-17-106 (Order 00-149), § 220-20-015, filed 8/16/00, effective 9/16/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080. WSR 98-15-031 (Order 98-120), § 220-20-015, filed 7/7/98, effective 8/7/98; WSR 84-13-078 (Order 84-53), § 220-20-015, filed 6/21/84; WSR 79-10-013 (Order 79-75), § 220-20-015, filed 9/7/79; WSR 78-05-067 (Order 78-20), § 220-20-015, filed 4/27/78; Order 77-66, § 220-20-015, filed 8/5/77; Order 77-14, § 220-20-015, filed 4/15/77; Order 76-24A, § 220-20-015, filed 4/20/76; Order 1251, § 220-20-015, filed 8/18/75; Order 1210, § 220-20-015, filed 5/26/75; Order 1143, § 220-20-015, filed 8/8/74; Order 1116, § 220-20-015, filed 4/30/74; Order 1049, § 220-20-015, filed 4/11/73; Order 984, § 220-20-015, filed 2/17/72; Order 925, § 220-20-015, filed 6/3/71; Order 920, § 220-20-015, filed 5/13/71; Order 810, § 220-20-015, filed 4/17/69.]



PDF220-354-020

Unlawful actsSalmon possession and transport.

(1) It shall be unlawful for any person to possess in or transport through the waters of District No. 1 for commercial purposes any chinook salmon taken from said waters, or from the waters of the Pacific Ocean and District No. 2 during the period November 1 through April 30 of the following year and during the period June 16 through June 30, except as provided in WAC 220-354-040.
(2) It shall be unlawful for any person to possess or transport through the waters of District No. 1 for commercial purposes any silver salmon taken from said waters, or from the waters of the Pacific Ocean and District No. 2 from November 1 through June 30 of the year following, except as provided in WAC 220-354-040.
(3) It shall be unlawful for any person engaged in the business of canning, packing, processing, freezing, salting, smoking, kippering, preserving in ice, or otherwise involved in dealing in or curing any food fish or shellfish, or in the wholesale selling of food fish or shellfish for commercial purposes, to have in his possession within the boundaries of the state of Washington any fresh chinook salmon during the period November 1 through April 30, of the following year and during the period June 16 through June 30: Provided, That the provisions of this subsection shall not apply to chinook salmon lawfully taken from the concurrent waters of the Columbia River, or as otherwise provided.
(4) During the period May 1 through June 14, it shall be unlawful to take, fish for or possess salmon with troll gear for commercial purposes except with single, barbless hooks except on bait hooks and artificial salmon plugs. Bait hooks must have a natural bait attached as its primary attraction while fishing. Spoons, wobblers, dodgers and flexible plastic lures must have barbless hooks. For the purpose of this regulation, a single, barbless hook is defined as a hook with one primary point and no secondary points or barbs curving or projected in any opposite direction.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.04.012, 77.04.013, 77.04.020, 77.04.055, and 77.12.047. WSR 17-05-112 (Order 17-04), amended and recodified as § 220-354-020, filed 2/15/17, effective 3/18/17. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080. WSR 78-05-067 (Order 78-20), § 220-24-010, filed 4/27/78; Order 76-24A, § 220-24-010, filed 4/23/76; Order 76-24, § 220-24-010, filed 4/20/76; subsection 3 rescinded by Order 758, § 1, filed 10/16/67; Order 726, filed 4/24/67; Orders 398 and 256, subsection 1, filed 3/1/60; Orders 355 and 256, subsection 2, filed 3/1/60; Order 564, subsection 3, filed 11/28/62; Order 542, filed 2/15/62; Orders 480 and 256, filed 3/1/60; Order 569, subsection 4, filed 4/11/63; Order 525, filed 5/3/61; Orders 403 and 256, filed 3/1/60.]



PDF220-354-030

Sale and purchase of commercial caught salmon.

(1) It is unlawful for any person licensed to take salmon for commercial purposes as required under chapter 77.65 RCW to:
(a) Possess for personal use more than three salmon per landing and delivery, regardless of species, provided that:
(i) The commercial season is open for the species taken; and
(ii) The fish retained are lawful to possess when taken by the gear type for which the person is licensed to fish; and
(iii) The daily limit and possession limit described in this subsection also apply to crew members of the fishing vessel designated on the commercial fishing license.
(b) Fail to report and document all salmon taken during a commercial fishery on state of Washington fish receiving tickets, including fish retained for personal use.
(c) Sell any salmon taken under such license to anyone other than a wholesale fish buyer located within or outside the state of Washington: Except that a person who is a wholesale fish buyer or limited fish seller under the provisions of RCW 77.65.340 or 77.15.510 may sell his catch to individuals or corporations other than licensed wholesale fish buyers.
(d) Sell, barter or attempt to sell or barter salmon eggs that have been removed from the body cavity of salmon unless all carcasses from which eggs have been removed are sold to the same buyer except this subsection does not apply to troll caught salmon or the eggs from such salmon.
(e) Discard salmon that may be lawfully retained except fishers may discard salmon that are unmarketable due to pinniped predation.
(2) It is unlawful for a wholesale fish buyer to purchase or attempt to purchase salmon eggs without also purchasing all male and female salmon taken by the fisher, including the salmon carcasses from which the eggs were removed.
(3) Violation of subsection (1)(a) of this section is punishable under RCW 77.15.550 Violation of commercial fishing area or timePenalty.
(4) Violation of subsection (1)(b) of this section is punishable under RCW 77.15.280 Reporting of fish or wildlife harvestRules violationPenalty.
(5) Violation of subsection (1)(c) of this section is punishable under RCW 77.15.620 Engaging in fish dealing activityUnlicensedPenalty.
(6) Violation of subsections (1)(d) and (2) of this section are punishable under RCW 77.15.260 Unlawful trafficking in fish, shellfish, or wildlifePenalty.
(7) Violation of subsection (1)(e) of this section is punishable under RCW 77.15.170 Waste of fish and wildlifePenalty.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.04.090 and 77.04.130. WSR 18-11-022 (Order 18-91), § 220-354-030, filed 5/4/18, effective 6/4/18. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.04.090, 77.04.130, 77.15.568, 77.08.010, 77.65.510, 77.65.515, and 77.65.520. WSR 17-22-100, § 220-354-030, filed 10/30/17, effective 1/1/18. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.04.012, 77.04.013, 77.04.020, 77.04.055, and 77.12.047. WSR 17-05-112 (Order 17-04), recodified as § 220-354-030, filed 2/15/17, effective 3/18/17. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047. WSR 03-10-010 (Order 03-79), § 220-20-016, filed 4/25/03, effective 5/26/03; WSR 01-07-015 (Order 01-32), § 220-20-016, filed 3/13/01, effective 4/13/01. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080. WSR 99-24-011 (Order 99-202), § 220-20-016, filed 11/19/99, effective 12/20/99; WSR 85-11-020 (Order 85-43), § 220-20-016, filed 5/10/85; WSR 80-01-021 (Order 79-137), § 220-20 -016, filed 12/14/79.]



PDF220-354-040

CarriersTransporting packaged salmon.

It shall be lawful for a common or contract carrier to transport during seasons in which the taking, catching, or possession of chinook or silver salmon is unlawful in the state of Washington or in waters over which the state of Washington has jurisdiction, an original package or packages containing either silver or chinook salmon which original package or packages both originate from and are destined for some other state, territory or foreign country: Provided, That for the purpose of this regulation the term "original package" shall mean a package from which fish cannot be extracted without an opening or breaking thereof and which is accompanied by documentary proof that the original point of shipment and the point of destination are another state, territory or foreign country: Provided further, That it shall be unlawful for any such carrier to open or break any such original package while the same is in his possession, except for the purpose of reicing: Provided further, That the waters of the Pacific Ocean shall not be considered a state, territory or foreign country.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.04.012, 77.04.013, 77.04.020, 77.04.055, and 77.12.047. WSR 17-05-112 (Order 17-04), amended and recodified as § 220-354-040, filed 2/15/17, effective 3/18/17. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047. WSR 01-13-006 (Order 01-105), § 220-24-020, filed 6/7/01, effective 7/8/01. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080. WSR 79-07-046 (Order 79-43), § 220-24-020, filed 6/22/79; WSR 78-05-067 (Order 78-20), § 220-24-020, filed 4/27/78; Order 76-24, § 220-24-020, filed 4/20/76; Order 1221, § 220-24-020, filed 7/1/75; Order 1116, § 220-24-020, filed 4/30/74; Order 726, § 4 (part), filed 4/24/67; Order 677, subsection 1, filed 3/31/66; Orders 398 and 256, filed 3/1/60; Order 677, subsection 2, filed 3/31/66; Orders 357 and 256, filed 3/1/60; Orders 401 and 256, subsection 3, filed 3/1/60.]



PDF220-354-050

Limited participation salmon net fisheries.

(1) When the director determines that a harvestable amount of salmon appears to be available, but that full-fleet fishing effort has an unacceptable risk of exceeding the available harvest or compromises other specific management objectives, the director may authorize a limited participation fishery in extreme terminal fishing areas in order to provide additional opportunities for net fisheries where they might not otherwise exist. Such a fishery may be authorized for experimental or developmental fisheries, fisheries necessary to refine run size data, fisheries necessary to provide biological information, or in cases where:
(a) Other specific management objectives have been stated for the species and area in question; or
(b) There is a reasonable expectation that foregone opportunity will be claimed and the harvestable surplus cannot be carried forward to the next year of harvest; and
(c) Full-fleet participation with time, space, or gear restrictions cannot achieve the harvest goal.
(2) Only licensed commercial salmon fishers may participate in a limited participation fishery. Only one listing is allowed per license. Fishers who wish to have their name placed on a limited participation register must mark the appropriate box on their license renewal application, or so notify the department, in writing, by July 31st. Interested fishers must provide a message phone number at which they may be contacted.
(3) Each year the department will, from the list of interested fishers, use random selection to create a priority list for gillnet fishers and a priority list for purse seine fishers. Priority registers will be available for inspection at the department's Olympia office, or upon written request to the department. Once the priority lists have been created, sale or transfer of the license shall invalidate the receiver from participation in that year's limited participation fishery.
(4) The number of units of each gear type selected to participate in a limited participation fishery will reflect the most recent ratio of gear types in the full-fleet fishery directed at the species in question, except when conservation concerns, biological data collection needs, or specific management objectives dictate alternative ratios or use of a single gear type.
(5) When a limited participation fishery is authorized, the department will contact fishers from the priority register at least twenty-four hours prior to the opening of the fishery. When a fisher cannot be contacted after reasonable effort, the department will select the next name, until the maximum number of allowable units of gear is reached. If not reached, the fisher's name will remain at the priority position, but the fisher may not participate in that limited participation fishery. Agreement to participate, or declining to participate, will remove the fisher from the priority position, and place the name at the bottom of the priority list.
Agreement to participate in an authorized limited participation fisheries will require a department observer on board a participating vessel. An additional permit may be required by a participating vessel to allow for a department observer to complete work associated with biological data collection needs meeting specific management objectives.
(6) Examples of specific management objectives include but are not limited to:
(a) Reducing levels of incidental catch of wild salmon stocks;
(b) Reducing incidental catch of nontarget salmon species originating from regions other than the fishing area; or
(c) Specific recreational emphasis action.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.04.012, 77.04.013, 77.04.020, 77.04.055, and 77.12.047. WSR 17-05-112 (Order 17-04), recodified as § 220-354-050, filed 2/15/17, effective 3/18/17. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047 and 77.04.020. WSR 09-15-054 (Order 09-108), § 220-47-500, filed 7/9/09, effective 8/9/09. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080. WSR 92-15-105 (Order 92-47), § 220-47-500, filed 7/20/92, effective 8/20/92; WSR 90-13-025 (Order 90-49), § 220-47-500, filed 6/11/90, effective 7/12/90.]



PDF220-354-060

Closed areasTroll line gear.

(1) It shall be unlawful to take fish for or possess salmon, for commercial purposes, with troll line gear within a 3 nautical mile radius of the following river mouths during the times specified
(a) Quillayute River - May 1 to June 15
(b) Hoh River - May 1 to September 15
(c) Queets River - May 1 to September 15.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.04.012, 77.04.013, 77.04.020, 77.04.055, and 77.12.047. WSR 17-05-112 (Order 17-04), amended and recodified as § 220-354-060, filed 2/15/17, effective 3/18/17; Order 77-31, § 220-24-030, filed 5/11/77.]



PDF220-354-070

Closed areasGrays Harbor and tributaries.

(1) It is unlawful to take, fish for, or possess salmon taken for commercial purposes from those waters at the mouth of Grays Harbor lying westerly of a line projected from the Point Chehalis Light at Westport through the Coast Guard tower to the shore at Point Brown, and easterly of a line projected from the outermost end of the north jetty to the outermost end of the south jetty.
(2) During the period March 1 through July 31, it is unlawful for any person, including treaty Indian fishermen, to take, fish for, or possess food fish taken for any purpose from the waters of the Chehalis River or any tributary of the Chehalis River upstream of the Porter Bridge.
(3) It is unlawful to fish for or possess salmon taken for commercial purposes from the Westport Boat Basin.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.04.012, 77.04.013, 77.04.020, 77.04.055, and 77.12.047. WSR 17-05-112 (Order 17-04), recodified as § 220-354-070, filed 2/15/17, effective 3/18/17. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.04.020, 77.12.045, and 77.12.047. WSR 10-12-061 (Order 09-108), § 220-36-025, filed 5/27/10, effective 6/27/10. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080. WSR 86-15-016 (Order 86-55), § 220-36-025, filed 7/10/86; WSR 83-10-015 (Order 83-30), § 220-36-025, filed 4/26/83; WSR 78-07-067 (Order 78-45), § 220-36-025, filed 6/30/78; Order 77-14, § 220-36-025, filed 4/15/77; Order 1133, § 220-36-025, filed 7/19/74.]



PDF220-354-080

Puget Sound salmonClosed areas.

It is unlawful at any time, unless otherwise provided, to take, fish for, or possess salmon taken for commercial purposes with any type of gear from the following portions of Puget Sound Salmon Management and Catch Reporting Areas, except that closures listed in this section do not apply to reef net fishing areas listed in RCW 77.50.050:
Areas 4B, 5, 6, 6B, and 6C - The Strait of Juan de Fuca Preserve as defined in WAC 220-354-330.
Area 6D - Waters within 1/4 nautical mile of the Dungeness River mouth (48°9'16"N, 123°7'48"W, east to waters within 500 feet of Meadowbrook Creek mouth (48°9'7"N, 123°7'19"W).
Area 7 -
(1) The San Juan Island Preserve as defined in WAC 220-354-320.
(2) Those waters within 1,500 feet of shore on Orcas Island from Deer Point (48°36'5.1"N, 122°47'59.7"W) northeasterly to Lawrence Point (48°39'38.1"N, 122°44'31"W), thence west to a point intercepting a line projected from the northernmost point of Jones Island (48°37'17"N, 123°2'11.4"W), thence 90 degrees true to Orcas Island.
(3) Those waters within 1,500 feet of the shore of Cypress Island from Cypress Head (48°34'3.1"N, 122°40'5.5"W) to the northernmost point of Cypress Island (48°36'31.5"N, 122°42'42.2"W).
(4) Those waters easterly of a line projected from Iceberg Point (48°25'20.2"N, 122°53'41.1"W) to Iceberg Island (48°25'20.2"N, 122°53'41.1"W), to the easternmost point of Charles Island (48°26'25.8"N, 122°54'18.5"W), then true north from the northernmost point of Charles Island (48°26'41.1"N, 122°54'34.3"W) to the shore of Lopez Island (48°26'47.1"N, 122°54'34.2"W).
(5) Those waters northerly of a line projected from the southernmost point of land at Aleck Bay (48°25'25.6"N, 122°51'8.2"W) to the westernmost point of Colville Island (48°24'56"N, 122°49'31.9"W), thence from the easternmost point of Colville Island (48°24'53.5"N, 122°49'10.7"W) to Point Colville (48°25'17.1"N, 122°48'50.7"W).
(6) Those waters easterly of a line projected from Biz Point on Fidalgo Island (48°26'33.1"N, 122°40'42.3"W) to the Williamson Rocks Lighted Buoy 4 (Light List No. 19335 FlR4s4M"4"RED, 48°26'51"N, 122°42'27.8"W), thence to the Dennis Shoal Buoy 6 (Light List No. 19345 Red Nun, 48°27'27"W, 122°42'57"N), thence to Burrows Island Light (Light List No. 19350 FlW6s57ft7MHorn(Bl(2)30s, 48°27'27.6"N, 122°42'59.3"W) on the westernmost point of Burrows Island, thence to the southwestern-most point of Fidalgo Head (48°29'31.2"N, 122°42'10.6"W), and including those waters within 1,500 feet of the western shore of Allan Island, those waters within 1,500 feet of the western shore of Burrows Island, and those waters within 1,500 feet of the shore of Fidalgo Island from the southwestern-most point of Fidalgo Head (48°29'31.2"N, 122°42'10.6"W) northerly to Shannon Point (48°30'32.8"N, 122°41'2.5"W).
(7) Additional Fraser sockeye and pink seasonal closure:
Those waters within 1,500 feet of the shore of Fidalgo Island from the Initiative 77 marker (48°25'14.2"N, 122°40'04.5"W) northerly to Biz Point (48°26'33.1"N, 122°40'42.3"W).
(8) Those waters within 1,500 feet of the eastern shore of Lopez Island from Point Colville (48°25'17.1"N, 122°48'50.7"W) northerly to Lopez Pass (48°28'42.1"N, 122°49'10.7"W), and those waters within 1,500 feet of the eastern shore of Decatur Island from the southernmost point of land (48°28'52"N, 122°49'5"W) northerly to Fauntleroy Point (48°31'28.4"N, 122°47'18.8"W), and including those waters within 1,500 feet of the shore of James Island.
Area 7A - The Drayton Harbor Preserve as defined in WAC 220-354-310.
Area 7B -
(1) That portion south and east of a line from William Point on Samish Island (48°34'55.2"N, 122°33'38.2"W) to Saddlebag Island (48°32'7.2"W, 122°33'32.6"N) to Casperson Point on Guemes Island to landfall on March Point (48°29'58.4"N, 122°33'55.9"W), and that portion northerly of the railroad trestle in Chuckanut Bay.
(2) That portion of Bellingham Bay and Portage Bay adjacent to Lummi Indian Reservation is closed north and west of a line from the intersection of Marine Drive and Hoff Road (48°46'59"N, 122°34'25"W) projected 180 degrees true for 1.80 nautical miles (nm) to a point at 48°45'11"N, 122°34'25"W, then 250 degrees true for 0.92 nm to a point at 48°44'50"N, 122°35'42"W, then 270 degrees true for 0.95 nm to 48°44'50"N, 122°37'08"W, then 228 degrees true for 0.65 nm to 48°44'24"N, 122°37'52"W, then 200 degrees true for 0.69 nm to 48°43'45"N, 122°38'12"W, then 90 degrees true for 0.64 nm to a point just northeast of Portage Island (48°43'45"N, 122°37'14"W), then 155 degrees true for 0.97 nm to a point just east of Portage Island (48°42'52"N, 122°36'37"W), then 247 degrees true for 80 yards to landfall on Portage Island (48°42'51.1"N, 122°36'40.3"W).
(3) *Section reserved* Additional coho seasonal closure: Hale Pass – Not in place for 2020.
(4) Additional chum seasonal closure: That portion of Bellingham Bay referred to as the Whatcom Creek Zone is closed east of a line projected 186 degrees true from the Bellingham Breakwater north entrance light 4 (Light List No. 19280 Fl(1)R6s17m5M, 48°45'26.3"N, 122°30'41.5"W) at the west entrance to Squalicum Harbor, to landfall at Post Point (48°42'47.4"N, 122°31'0.5"W).
Area 7C - That portion southeasterly of a line projected from the mouth of Oyster Creek (48°36'51.6"N, 122°26'27.8"W) 237 degrees true to the fishing boundary marker on Samish Island (48°34'33.1"N, 122°31'49.3"W).
Area 8 -
(1) That portion of Skagit Bay easterly of a line projected from Brown Point on Camano Island (48°16'12.6"N, 122°27'52.8"W) to a white monument on the easterly point of Ika Island (48°21'40.1"N, 122°29'52.8"W), thence across the Skagit River to the terminus of the jetty with McGlinn Island (48°22'18.3"N, 122°30'18.3"W).
(2) Those waters within 1,500 feet of the western shore of Camano Island south of a line projected true west from Rocky Point (48°15'1.3"N, 122°31'47.2"W).
Area 8A -
(1) Those waters easterly of a line projected from Mission Beach (48°3'19.3"N, 122°17'23.1"W) to Gedney Island Light 1 (Light List No. 18480 FlG25s15ft4M"1," 48°0'15.5"N, 122°17'49.7"W), excluding the waters of Area 8D, thence through the Snohomish River Light 5 (Light List No. 18535 FlG4s16ft5M, 47°59'16.3"N, 122°13'47.4"W) and across the mouth of the Snohomish River to landfall on the eastern shore (47°59'13.3"N, 122°13'35"W), and those waters northerly of a line from Camano Head (48°3'23.2"N, 122°21'24.6"W) to the northern boundary of Area 8D, except when open for pink fisheries.
(2) Additional coho seasonal closure prior to October 3: Those waters southerly of a line projected from the Washington state ferry Clinton terminal (47°58'28.8"N, 122°21'5.2"W) to the Washington state ferry Mukilteo terminal (47°56'57"N, 122°18'15.7"W).
Area 8D - Those waters easterly of a line projected from the northerly most point of Mission Beach (48°3'19.3"N, 122°17'23.1"W) to Hermosa Point (48°3'42.7"N, 122°17'36.4"W).
Area 9 - Those waters lying inside and westerly of a line projected from the Point No Point Light (Light List No. 16550 Fl(3)W10s27ft14M, 47°54'43.9"N, 122°31'36.3"W) to the traffic separation lane Lighted Buoy SE (Light List No. 16540 FlY2.5s5MY"SE," (47°55'26.8"N, 122°29'30.7"W), thence to landfall at (47°55'4.2"N, 122°32'46"W) on Norwegian Point.
Area 9A
(1) Those waters north of a line projected from the southern edge of the old mill site (47°51'05.5"N, 122°34'59"W) to the fallen tree on the opposite shore (47°51'6.6"N, 122°34'15.9"W).
(2) Those waters within 1000 feet of all freshwater streams.
Area 10 -
(1) Those waters easterly of a line projected from Meadow Point (47°41'35.9"N, 122°24'21.6"W) to West Point (47°39'43.6"N, 122°26'8.5"W).
(2) Those waters of Port Madison westerly of a line projected from Point Jefferson (47°44'51.7"N, 122°28'25.6"W) to the northernmost portion of Point Monroe (47°42'32"N, 122°30'43.5"W).
(3) Additional pink seasonal closure: The area east inside of the line projected from West Point (47°39'43.6"N, 122°26'8.5"W) and extending west to the traffic separation lane Lighted Buoy SG (Light List No. 16815 FlY2.5s5MY"SG," 47°39'41.6"N, 122°27'52.6"W), thence 20 degrees true until reaching latitude 47°44'30.0"N, thence extending directly east to the shoreline (47°44'30"N, 122°22'40.5"W).
(4) Additional purse seine pink seasonal closure: The area within 500 feet of the eastern shore in Area 10 is closed to purse seines north of latitude 47°44'30.0"N.
(5) Additional chum seasonal closure: Those waters of Elliott Bay east of a line from Alki Point (Light List No. 16915 Fl5s39ft16M, 47°34'34.5"N, 122°25'14"W) to the Fourmile Rock Light 1 (Light List No. 16810 FlG6s15ft6M"1," 47°38'20.4"N, 122°24'48.7"W), and those waters northerly of a line projected from Point Wells to traffic separation lane Lighted Buoy SF (Light List No. 16745 FlY2.5s5MY"SF," 47°45'53"N, 122°26'15.7"W), then west to President's Point (47°45'57.2"N, 122°28'20.1"W).
(6) Those waters of Rich Passage, easterly of a line projected from Orchard Point (47°33'55"N, 122°31'56"W) to Beans Point (47°34'29"N, 122°31'20"W) on Bainbridge Island, and westerly of a line projected from Restoration Point (47°35'1"N, 122°28'46"W) to landfall at Colchester (47°32'41"N, 122°32'22.6"W) true west from the northwest point of Blake Island.
Area 10E - Those waters of Liberty Bay north of a line projected true east from 47°41'56.4"N, 122°36'53.5"W to 47°41'56.4"N, 122°36'17.4"W, those waters of Dyes Inlet north of the Manette Bridge, and those waters of Sinclair Inlet southwest of a line projected true east from the Washington state ferry Bremerton terminal (47°33'43.9"N, 122°37'31.1"W) to landfall at Port Orchard (47°33'43.9"N, 122°35'31.1"W).
Area 11 -
(1) The waters of Gig Harbor, northerly of a line projected true west from the Gig Harbor Light (Light List No. 17221 FlR4s13ft3MPriv., 47°19'35.7"N, 122°34'29.2"W). The waters of Commencement Bay, south of a line from Browns Point (47°18'20.3"N, 122°26'39.4"W) to the northernmost point of land on Point Defiance (47°19'7.7"N, 122°32'23.9"W).
(2) Additional chum seasonal closure: Those waters south of a line projected from the Gig Harbor Light (Light List No. 17221 FlR4s13ft3MPriv., 47°19'35.7"N, 122°34'29.2"W) to the Washington state ferry Tahlequah terminal (47°19'58.3"N, 122°30'25.5"W), south of a line projected from Neill Point (47°19'53"N, 122°29'33"W) to Piner Point (47°20'37"N, 122°27'17"W), west of a line projected from Piner Point (47°20'37"N, 122°27'17"W) to Dash Point (47°19'10"N, 122°25'47"W), and north of Area 11/11A line.
Areas 12, 12B, and 12C - Those waters within 1,000 feet of the eastern shore.
Area 12 - Those waters inside and easterly of a line projected from Lone Rock (47°39'46"N, 122°46'11"W) to Hood Canal Light 13 (Light List No. 17855 FlG2.5s20ft4M"13," 47°39'45.5"N, 122°47'14.4"W) off Big Beef Creek, thence southerly to the outermost northern headland of Little Beef Creek (47°39'24.4"N, 122°47'23.4"W).
Area 12 – Additional chum seasonal closures: Those waters of Area 12 south and west of a line projected 94 degrees true from south Hazel Point (47°41'29.1"N, 122°46'22.6"W) to the Hood Canal Light 11 on the opposite shore (Light List No. 17845 FLG4s15ft5M"11," 47°41'24.6"N, 122°44'50.4"W), bounded on the west by the Area 12/12B boundary line are closed.
Area 12A -
(1) Those waters north of a line projected due east from Broad Spit (47°48'37.8"N, 122°48'59.3"W) to landfall on the Toandos Peninsula (47°48'37.8"N, 122°47'42.5"W).
(2) Those waters within 1,000 feet of the mouth of the Quilcene River.
Area 12B -
(1) Those waters within 1/4-mile of the mouths of the Dosewallips, Duckabush, and Hamma Hamma rivers and Anderson Creek.
(2) Additional Chinook seasonal closure: Those waters north and east of a line projected from Tekiu Point (47°35'6.6"N, 122°57'52.8"W) to Triton Head (47°36'10.9"N, 122°59'0.5"W).
Area 12C -
(1) Those waters within 2,000 feet of the western shore between the dock at Glen Ayr R.V. Park (47°25'14.1"W, 23°7'50.7"N) and the Port of Hoodsport marina dock (47°24'12.6"N, 123°8'29.5"W).
(2) Those waters south of a line projected 107 degrees true from the Cushman Powerhouse (47°22'11.2"N, 123°09'35.9"W) to the Union boat launch (47°21'27.5"N, 123°6'1.9"W).
(3) Those waters within 1/4-mile of the mouth of the Dewatto River.
Area 13A - Those waters of Burley Lagoon north of State Route 302; those waters within 1,000 feet of the outer oyster stakes off Minter Creek Bay from 47°21'47.5"N, 122°41'10.1"W to 47°21'9.8"N, 122°41'57.7"W, including all waters of Minter Creek Bay; those waters westerly of a line drawn due north from Thompson Spit (47°19'58.6"N, 122°43'42.7"W) at the mouth of Glen Cove; and those waters within 1/4-mile of Green Point.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.04.012, 77.04.020, 77.04.055, and 77.12.047. WSR 20-14-050 (Order 20-98), § 220-354-080, filed 6/25/20, effective 7/26/20. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.04.012, 77.04.020, 77.04.130, 77.12.045, and 77.12.047. WSR 19-15-051 (Order 19-140), § 220-354-080, filed 7/12/19, effective 8/12/19. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.04.090, 77.04.130, 77.15.568, 77.08.010, 77.65.510, 77.65.515, and 77.65.520. WSR 18-18-078 (Order 18-221), § 220-354-080, filed 9/4/18, effective 10/5/18. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.04.012, 77.04.020, 77.04.130, 77.12.045, and 77.12.047. WSR 17-17-100 (Order 17-205), amended and recodified as § 220-354-080, filed 8/18/17, effective 9/18/17; WSR 16-18-067, § 220-47-307, filed 9/2/16, effective 10/3/16; WSR 15-17-034 (Order 15-254), § 220-47-307, filed 8/11/15, effective 9/11/15; WSR 14-14-011 (Order 14-144), § 220-47-307, filed 6/19/14, effective 7/20/14. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.04.020, 77.12.045, and 77.12.047. WSR 13-15-148 (Order 13-144), § 220-47-307, filed 7/23/13, effective 8/23/13; WSR 12-15-034 (Order 12-131), § 220-47-307, filed 7/12/12, effective 8/12/12; WSR 11-16-016 (Order 11-165), § 220-47-307, filed 7/22/11, effective 8/22/11; WSR 10-14-129 (Order 10-137), § 220-47-307, filed 7/7/10, effective 8/7/10. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047 and 77.04.020. WSR 09-15-054 (Order 09-108), § 220-47-307, filed 7/9/09, effective 8/9/09; WSR 08-15-031 (Order 08-167), § 220-47-307, filed 7/8/08, effective 8/8/08. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047. WSR 04-16-125 (Order 04-202), § 220-47-307, filed 8/4/04, effective 9/4/04; WSR 03-18-005 (Order 03-210), § 220-47-307, filed 8/20/03, effective 9/20/03. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080. WSR 99-24-011 (Order 99-202), § 220-47-307, filed 11/19/99, effective 12/20/99. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080 and 77.12.040. WSR 98-15-081 (Order 98-122), § 220-47-307, filed 7/15/98, effective 8/15/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080. WSR 97-16-030 (Order 97-124), § 220-47-307, filed 7/29/97, effective 8/29/97; WSR 96-15-101 (Order 96-81), § 220-47-307, filed 7/22/96, effective 8/22/96; WSR 95-13-056 (Order 95-75), § 220-47-307, filed 6/16/95, effective 7/17/95; WSR 94-15-001 (Order 94-62), § 220-47-307, filed 7/6/94, effective 8/6/94; WSR 92-15-105 (Order 92-47), § 220-47-307, filed 7/20/92, effective 8/20/92; WSR 91-18-024 (Order 91-72), § 220-47-307, filed 8/27/91, effective 9/27/91; WSR 90-13-025 (Order 90-49), § 220-47-307, filed 6/11/90, effective 7/12/90; WSR 88-14-133 (Order 88-48), § 220-47-307, filed 7/6/88; WSR 85-13-032 (Order 85-60), § 220-47-307, filed 6/12/85; WSR 84-13-078 (Order 84-53), § 220-47-307, filed 6/21/84; WSR 83-14-020 (Order 83-57), § 220-47-307, filed 6/28/83; WSR 82-15-040 (Order 82-83), § 220-47-307, filed 7/15/82; WSR 81-18-017 (Order 81-101), § 220-47-307, filed 8/25/81; WSR 80-10-058 (Order 80-83), § 220-47-307, filed 8/6/80.]



PDF220-354-090

Puget Sound salmonQuick reporting.

All Puget Sound salmon fisheries are designated as "quick reporting required" fisheries, and commercial purchasers and receivers must comply with the provisions of WAC 220-352-325.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.04.090 and 77.04.130. WSR 18-11-052 (Order 18-92), § 220-354-090, filed 5/10/18, effective 6/10/18. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.04.012, 77.04.013, 77.04.020, 77.04.055, and 77.12.047. WSR 17-05-112 (Order 17-04), amended and recodified as § 220-354-090, filed 2/15/17, effective 3/18/17. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.04.012, 77.04.013, 77.04.055, and 77.12.047. WSR 14-01-056 (Order 13-301), § 220-47-001, filed 12/12/13, effective 1/12/14. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047 and 77.04.020. WSR 07-20-006, § 220-47-001, filed 9/20/07, effective 10/21/07. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047. WSR 05-17-002 (Order 05-166), § 220-47-001, filed 8/3/05, effective 9/3/05. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080. WSR 78-05-018 (Order 78-16), § 220-47-001, filed 4/13/78; Order 77-14A, § 202-47-001 (codified as WAC 220-47-001), filed 4/21/77; Order 77-14, § 220-47-001, filed 4/15/77.]



PDF220-354-100

Puget Sound salmonLawful gearPurse seine.

(1) Lawful purse seine salmon nets in Puget Sound must not exceed 1,800 feet in length along the cork line while wet, and purse seine and lead combined must not exceed 2,200 feet. Neither type can contain meshes of a size less than 3-1/2 inches. Meshes of the seine and lead cannot be lashed together to form one continuous piece of webbed gear. A person may have, as part of the purse seine, a bunt not more than 10 fathoms long. However, the mesh size must not be less than 3-1/2 inches.
(2) It is unlawful to take or fish for salmon in Puget Sound with purse seine gear that contains mesh webbing constructed of a twine-size smaller than 210/30d nylon, 12-thread cotton, or the equivalent diameter in any other material.
(3) It is unlawful for any purse seine vessel to carry an extra lead or portion thereof unless stowed below decks during the fishing operation. It is also unlawful to carry an extra lead or portion thereof aboard the skiff of the purse seine vessel.
(4) Purse seine mesh size is defined as the distance between the inside of one knot to the outside of the opposite vertical knot of one mesh. Minimum mesh size is met if a wedge of legal size can be passed without undue force through the mesh while the mesh is wet.
(5) A purse seine is not considered to be fishing once both ends of the seine are attached to the primary vessel.
(6) It is unlawful to take or fish for salmon with purse seine gear in Puget Sound unless at least four sections, each measuring no less than 12 inches in length along the cork line in the bunt, and within 75 fathoms of the bunt, have no corks or floats attached. These four sections must be spaced such that one section is along the cork line in the bunt, within 5 fathoms of the seine net, and the other three sections are spaced at least 20 fathoms apart along the cork line within 75 fathoms of the bunt.
(7) When brailing is required, it is unlawful to take or fish for salmon with purse seine gear unless the purse seine vessel has aboard and uses operable recovery boxes as described in this subsection.
(a) Dimensions and capacities of required recovery boxes:
(i) Recovery boxes must have two chambers per box if one box is used, or one chamber per box if two boxes are used.
(ii) Each recovery box chamber must have an inside length measurement of 48 inches, an inside width measurement of 10 inches, and an inside height measurement of 16 inches.
(iii) Each chamber of the recovery box must have an inlet hole measuring between 3/4 inch and 1 inch in diameter. The inlet hole must be centered horizontally across the door or wall of the chamber, and the bottom of the hole must be located 1-3/4 inches above the floor of the chamber.
(iv) Each chamber of the recovery box must include a water outlet hole on the opposite wall from the inlet hole, and the outlet hole must be at least 1-1/2 inches in diameter, with the bottom of the outlet hole located 12 inches above the floor of the chamber.
(v) Flow of water through each chamber of the recovery boxes must be not less than 16 gallons per minute, nor more than 20 gallons per minute.
(b) Each box and chamber must be operating during any time that the net is in the water.
(c) The vessel operator must demonstrate to department employees, upon request, that the pumping system is delivering the proper volume of fresh seawater into each chamber.
(d) All salmon that will not be retained must be released immediately with care and with the least possible injury to the fish, or placed into the operating recovery box.
(e) Any fish that is bleeding or lethargic must be placed in the recovery box prior to being released.
(f) All fish placed in the recovery boxes must be released within the same catch area as the area of capture, and the release must occur prior to landing or docking.
(8) It is unlawful to fish for salmon with purse seine gear in Puget Sound Salmon Management and Catch Reporting Areas 7 and 7A unless the vessel operator has attended a "Fish Friendly" best fishing practices workshop and is in immediate possession of a department-issued certification card.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.04.012, 77.04.013, 77.04.020, 77.04.055, and 77.12.047. WSR 17-05-112 (Order 17-04), amended and recodified as § 220-354-100, filed 2/15/17, effective 3/18/17. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047 and 77.04.020. WSR 08-15-031 (Order 08-167), § 220-47-301, filed 7/8/08, effective 8/8/08. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047. WSR 04-16-125 (Order 04-202), § 220-47-301, filed 8/4/04, effective 9/4/04; WSR 03-05-076 (Order 03-34), § 220-47-301, filed 2/18/03, effective 3/21/03; WSR 01-07-015 (Order 01-32), § 220-47-301, filed 3/13/01, effective 4/13/01. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080. WSR 97-16-030 (Order 97-124), § 220-47-301, filed 7/29/97, effective 8/29/97; WSR 87-15-059 (Order 87-72), § 220-47-301, filed 7/14/87; WSR 86-13-038 (Order 86-46), § 220-47-301, filed 6/12/86; Order 988, § 220-47-301, filed 4/28/72.]



PDF220-354-110

Puget Sound salmonSpecial purse seine mesh size.

It shall be unlawful to take, fish for or possess salmon taken with purse seine gear in any Puget Sound Salmon Management and Catch Reporting Area exclusive of sockeye and pink salmon management unless said purse seine gear is constructed so that the first 100 meshes below the corkline that are within 75 fathoms of the bunt, excluding the bunt, are of a size not less than 5 inches stretch measure.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.04.012, 77.04.013, 77.04.020, 77.04.055, and 77.12.047. WSR 17-05-112 (Order 17-04), amended and recodified as § 220-354-110, filed 2/15/17, effective 3/18/17. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080. WSR 97-16-030 (Order 97-124), § 220-47-319, filed 7/29/97, effective 8/29/97; WSR 92-15-105 (Order 92-47), § 220-47-319, filed 7/20/92, effective 8/20/92; WSR 91-18-024 (Order 91-72), § 220-47-319, filed 8/27/91, effective 9/27/91; WSR 90-13-025 (Order 90-49), § 220-47-319, filed 6/11/90, effective 7/12/90; WSR 85-13-032 (Order 85-60), § 220-47-319, filed 6/12/85; WSR 84-13-078 (Order 84-53), § 220-47-319, filed 6/21/84; WSR 80-10-058 (Order 80-83), § 220-47-319, filed 8/6/80; Order 77-14, § 220-47-319, filed 4/15/77; Order 1066, § 220-47-319, filed 7/19/73; Order 988, § 220-47-319, filed 4/28/72.]



PDF220-354-120

Puget Sound salmonPurse seineOpen periods.

(1) It is unlawful to take, fish for, or possess salmon taken with purse seine gear for commercial purposes from Puget Sound, except in the following designated Puget Sound Salmon Management and Catch Reporting Areas and during the periods provided for in each respective Management and Catch Reporting Area:
AREA
TIME
 
DATE
7, 7A:
7AM - 6PM
-
10/10, 10/11, 10/12, 10/14, 10/15, 10/18, 10/19, 10/20, 10/21, 10/22, 10/23, 10/24, 10/25, 10/26, 10/27, 10/28, 10/29, 10/30, 10/31
 
7AM - 5PM
-
11/1, 11/2, 11/3, 11/4, 11/5, 11/6, 11/7
Note: In Areas 7 and 7A, it is unlawful to fail to brail when fishing with purse seine gear. Any time brailing is required, purse seine fishers must also use a recovery box in compliance with WAC 220-354-100 (7)(a) through (f).
7B, 7C:
6AM - 8PM
-
8/19, 8/26, 9/2
 
7AM - 7PM
-
9/7, 9/9, 9/11
7B:
7AM - 7PM
-
9/14, 9/16, 9/18
 
7AM 9/20
-
6PM 10/24
 
7AM - 6PM
-
10/28
 
7AM - 5PM
-
11/4
 
7AM - 5PM
-
11/11
 
7AM - 5PM
-
11/18
 
7AM - 5PM
-
11/25
 
7AM - 5PM
-
12/2
Note: The Whatcom Creek Zone: That portion of Area 7B east of a line from Post Point to the flashing red light at the west entrance to Squalicum Harbor is CLOSED.
8:
Closed
 
 
8A:
Closed
 
 
8D:
Closed
 
 
10, 11:
7AM - 6PM
-
10/15, 10/20, 10/26
 
7AM - 5PM
-
11/3. 11/5
12, 12B:
7AM - 6PM
-
10/15, 10/20, 10/26
 
7AM - 5PM
-
11/3, 11/5, 11/9, 11/17
12C:
7AM - 5PM
-
11/3, 11/5, 11/9, 11/17
Note: In Area 10 during any open period occurring in August or September, it is unlawful to fail to brail or use a brailing bunt when fishing with purse seine gear. Any time brailing is required, purse seine fishers must also use a recovery box in compliance with WAC 220-354-100 (7)(a) through (f).
(2) It is unlawful to retain the following salmon species taken with purse seine gear within the following areas during the following periods:
(a) Chinook salmon - At all times in Areas 7, 7A, 8, 8A, 8D, 10, 11, 12, 12B, and 12C, and after October 20 in Area 7B.
(b) Coho salmon - At all times in Areas 7, 7A, 10, 11, 12, 12B, and 12C, and prior to September 1 in Area 7B.
(c) Chum salmon - Prior to October 1 in Areas 7 and 7A, and at all times in 8A.
(d) All other saltwater and freshwater areas - Closed.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.04.012, 77.04.020, 77.04.055, and 77.12.047. WSR 20-14-050 (Order 20-98), § 220-354-120, filed 6/25/20, effective 7/26/20. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.04.012, 77.04.020, 77.04.130, 77.12.045, and 77.12.047. WSR 19-15-051 (Order 19-140), § 220-354-120, filed 7/12/19, effective 8/12/19; WSR 18-14-013 (Order 18-131), § 220-354-120, filed 6/22/18, effective 7/23/18; WSR 17-17-100 (Order 17-205), amended and recodified as § 220-354-120, filed 8/18/17, effective 9/18/17; WSR 16-18-067, § 220-47-311, filed 9/2/16, effective 10/3/16; WSR 15-17-034 (Order 15-254), § 220-47-311, filed 8/11/15, effective 9/11/15; WSR 14-14-011 (Order 14-144), § 220-47-311, filed 6/19/14, effective 7/20/14. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.04.020, 77.12.045, and 77.12.047. WSR 13-15-148 (Order 13-144), § 220-47-311, filed 7/23/13, effective 8/23/13; WSR 12-15-034 (Order 12-131), § 220-47-311, filed 7/12/12, effective 8/12/12; WSR 11-16-016 (Order 11-165), § 220-47-311, filed 7/22/11, effective 8/22/11; WSR 10-14-129 (Order 10-137), § 220-47-311, filed 7/7/10, effective 8/7/10. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047 and 77.04.020. WSR 09-15-054 (Order 09-108), § 220-47-311, filed 7/9/09, effective 8/9/09; WSR 08-15-031 (Order 08-167), § 220-47-311, filed 7/8/08, effective 8/8/08; WSR 07-20-006, § 220-47-311, filed 9/20/07, effective 10/21/07. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047. WSR 06-16-045 (Order 06-173), § 220-47-311, filed 7/26/06, effective 8/26/06; WSR 05-17-002 (Order 05-166), § 220-47-311, filed 8/3/05, effective 9/3/05; WSR 04-16-125 (Order 04-202), § 220-47-311, filed 8/4/04, effective 9/4/04; WSR 03-18-005 (Order 03-210), § 220-47-311, filed 8/20/03, effective 9/20/03; WSR 02-16-004 (Order 02-167), § 220-47-311, filed 7/25/02, effective 8/25/02; WSR 01-13-056 (Order 01-106), § 220-47-311, filed 6/15/01, effective 7/16/01; WSR 00-18-023 (Order 00-172), § 220-47-311, filed 8/28/00, effective 9/28/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080. WSR 99-24-011 (Order 99-202), § 220-47-311, filed 11/19/99, effective 12/20/99. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080 and 77.12.040. WSR 98-15-081 (Order 98-122), § 220-47-311, filed 7/15/98, effective 8/15/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080. WSR 97-16-030 (Order 97-124), § 220-47-311, filed 7/29/97, effective 8/29/97; WSR 96-15-101 (Order 96-81), § 220-47-311, filed 7/22/96, effective 8/22/96; WSR 95-13-056 (Order 95-75), § 220-47-311, filed 6/16/95, effective 7/17/95; WSR 94-15-001 (Order 94-62), § 220-47-311, filed 7/6/94, effective 8/6/94; WSR 93-14-041 (Order 93-55), § 220-47-311, filed 6/29/93, effective 7/30/93; WSR 92-15-105 (Order 92-47), § 220-47-311, filed 7/20/92, effective 8/20/92; WSR 91-18-024 (Order 91-72), § 220-47-311, filed 8/27/91, effective 9/27/91; WSR 90-13-025 (Order 90-49), § 220-47-311, filed 6/11/90, effective 7/12/90; WSR 89-13-004 (Order 89-44), § 220-47-311, filed 6/8/89; WSR 88-14-133 (Order 88-48), § 220-47-311, filed 7/6/88; WSR 87-15-059 (Order 87-72), § 220-47-311, filed 7/14/87; WSR 86-13-038 (Order 86-46), § 220-47-311, filed 6/12/86; WSR 85-13-032 (Order 85-60), § 220-47-311, filed 6/12/85; WSR 84-13-078 (Order 84-53), § 220-47-311, filed 6/21/84; WSR 83-14-020 (Order 83-57), § 220-47-311, filed 6/28/83; WSR 82-15-040 (Order 82-83), § 220-47-311, filed 7/15/82; WSR 81-18-017 (Order 81-101), § 220-47-311, filed 8/25/81; WSR 80-10-058 (Order 80-83), § 220-47-311, filed 8/6/80; WSR 78-05-018 (Order 78-16), § 220-47-311, filed 4/13/78; Order 77-66, § 220-47-311, filed 8/5/77; Order 77-14, § 220-47-311, filed 4/15/77; Order 76-41, § 220-47-311, filed 6/4/76; Order 1251, § 220-47-311, filed 8/18/75; Order 1210, § 220-47-311, filed 5/26/75; Order 1143, § 220-47-311, filed 8/8/74; Order 1125, § 220-47-311, filed 6/6/74; Order 1066, § 220-47-311, filed 7/19/73; Order 1057, § 220-47-311, filed 5/22/73; Order 988, § 220-47-311, filed 4/28/72.]



PDF220-354-130

Purse seineRelease of incidentally caught fish.

(1) It is unlawful for any purse seine vessel operator landing salmon to do so directly into the hold. All salmon must be landed onto the deck or sorting tray or table of the harvesting vessel with the hold hatch cover(s) closed until all salmon that cannot be retained are released; and additionally:
(2) In Areas 7 and 7A, and prior to the Fraser Panel relinquishing management control in Areas 7B and 7C, it is unlawful for any purse seine vessel operator to bring salmon aboard a vessel unless all salmon captured in the seine net are removed from the seine net using a brailer or dip net meeting the specifications in this section prior to the seine net being removed from the water, unless otherwise provided for in this section.
(3) The brailer must be constructed in the following manner and with the following specifications:
(a) A bag of web hung on a rigid hoop attached to a handle;
(b) The bag must be opened by releasing a line running through rings attached to the bottom of the bag; and
(c) The web must be of soft knotless construction, and the mesh size cannot exceed 57 mm (2.25 inches) measured along two contiguous sides of a single mesh.
(4) Hand-held dip nets must be constructed of a shallow bag of soft, knotless web attached to a handle.
(5) Fish may be brought on board without using a brailer or dip net as specified in this section if the number of fish in the net is small enough that the crew can hand-pull the bunt onto the vessel without the use of hydraulic or mechanical assistance.
(6) In order for fishers to participate in openings where brailing is required, fishers must use a recovery box and operate the box in compliance with the provisions of WAC 220-354-100 (7)(a) through (f). It is unlawful to fail to do so.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.04.012, 77.04.013, 77.04.020, 77.04.055, and 77.12.047. WSR 17-05-112 (Order 17-04), amended and recodified as § 220-354-130, filed 2/15/17, effective 3/18/17. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047 and 77.04.020. WSR 09-15-054 (Order 09-108), § 220-47-325, filed 7/9/09, effective 8/9/09; WSR 08-15-031 (Order 08-167), § 220-47-325, filed 7/8/08, effective 8/8/08; WSR 07-20-006, § 220-47-325, filed 9/20/07, effective 10/21/07. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047. WSR 06-16-045 (Order 06-173), § 220-47-325, filed 7/26/06, effective 8/26/06; WSR 05-17-002 (Order 05-166), § 220-47-325, filed 8/3/05, effective 9/3/05; WSR 04-16-125 (Order 04-202), § 220-47-325, filed 8/4/04, effective 9/4/04; WSR 03-18-005 (Order 03-210), § 220-47-325, filed 8/20/03, effective 9/20/03. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080. WSR 99-24-011 (99-202), § 220-47-325, filed 11/19/99, effective 12/20/99; WSR 97-16-030 (Order 97-124), § 220-47-325, filed 7/29/97, effective 8/29/97.]



PDF220-354-140

Puget Sound salmonLawful gearGillnet.

(1) It is unlawful to use drift gillnet salmon gear in Puget Sound that exceeds 1,800 feet in length or contains meshes of a size less than 5 inches.
(2) It is unlawful to use skiff gillnet salmon nets in Puget Sound that exceed 600 feet in length, 90 meshes in depth, or that contain meshes of a size less than 5 inches, except in Area 9A, where skiff gillnets are further restricted by not being more than 60 meshes deep. It is unlawful to retrieve skiff gillnets by any means except by hand (no hydraulics may be used). It is unlawful to fail to attend to skiff gillnets at all times.
(3) Drift gillnets and skiff gillnets shall be operated substantially in a straight line. It is unlawful to set such nets in a circle or to set them in other than a substantially straight line.
(a) It is unlawful to operate any drift gillnet, attended or unattended, unless there is affixed, within five feet of each end of the net, two red size A-3 buoys, marking the visible end of the cork line portion of the net. One of the two buoys shall be marked in a visible, legible, and permanent manner with the name and gillnet license number of the fisher.
(b) The cork line portion of the net shall be marked every 50 fathoms of the net with size A-1 buoys.
(4) It is unlawful to take or fish for salmon with gillnet gear in Areas 7 or 7A sockeye or pink salmon fisheries unless said gillnet gear is constructed so that the first 20 meshes below the cork line are composed of five-inch mesh, white opaque, minimum 210/30d (#12) diameter, nylon twine.
(5) It is unlawful to take or fish for salmon with gillnet gear when recovery box(es) are required in areas defined under WAC 220-301-030 unless the gillnet vessel has aboard and uses said operable recovery box(es) as described in this subsection.
(a) Dimensions and capacities of required recovery boxes:
(i) Recovery boxes must have two chambers, if one box, or one chamber in each box, if two boxes.
(ii) Each recovery box chamber must have an inside length measurement of 48 inches, an inside width measurement of 10 inches, and an inside height measurement of 16 inches.
(iii) Each chamber of the recovery box must have an inlet hole measuring between 3/4 inch and 1 inch in diameter. The inlet hole must be centered horizontally across the door or wall of the chamber, and the bottom of the hole must be located 1-3/4 inches above the floor of the chamber.
(iv) Each chamber of the recovery box must include a water outlet hole on the opposite wall from the inlet hole, and the outlet hole must be at least 1-1/2 inches in diameter, with the bottom of the outlet hole located 12 inches above the floor of the chamber.
(v) Flow of water through each chamber of the recovery boxes must be not less than 16 gallons per minute, nor more than 20 gallons per minute.
(b) Each box and chamber must be operating during any time that the net is being retrieved or picked.
(c) The vessel operator must demonstrate to department employees, upon request, that the pumping system is delivering the proper volume of fresh seawater into each chamber.
(d) All salmon not to be retained must be released immediately with care and with the least possible injury to the fish, or placed into the operating recovery box.
(e) Any fish that is bleeding or lethargic must be placed in the recovery box prior to being released.
(f) All fish placed in the recovery boxes must be released within the same catch area as the area of capture, and the release must occur prior to landing or docking.
(6) It is unlawful to fish for salmon with gillnet gear in Areas 7 and 7A unless the vessel operator has attended a "Fish Friendly" best fishing practices workshop and is in possession of a department-issued certification card.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.04.012, 77.04.013, 77.04.020, 77.04.055, and 77.12.047. WSR 17-05-112 (Order 17-04), amended and recodified as § 220-354-140, filed 2/15/17, effective 3/18/17. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.04.020, 77.12.045, and 77.12.047. WSR 10-14-129 (Order 10-137), § 220-47-302, filed 7/7/10, effective 8/7/10. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047 and 77.04.020. WSR 09-15-054 (Order 09-108), § 220-47-302, filed 7/9/09, effective 8/9/09; WSR 07-20-006, § 220-47-302, filed 9/20/07, effective 10/21/07. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047. WSR 06-16-045 (Order 06-173), § 220-47-302, filed 7/26/06, effective 8/26/06; WSR 05-17-002 (Order 05-166), § 220-47-302, filed 8/3/05, effective 9/3/05; WSR 04-16-125 (Order 04-202), § 220-47-302, filed 8/4/04, effective 9/4/04; WSR 03-18-005 (Order 03-210), § 220-47-302, filed 8/20/03, effective 9/20/03. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080. WSR 99-24-011 (99-202), § 220-47-302, filed 11/19/99, effective 12/20/99; WSR 97-16-030 (Order 97-124), § 220-47-302, filed 7/29/97, effective 8/29/97; WSR 93-14-041 (Order 93-55), § 220-47-302, filed 6/29/93, effective 7/30/93; WSR 92-15-105 (Order 92-47), § 220-47-302, filed 7/20/92, effective 8/20/92; Order 988, § 220-47-302, filed 4/28/72.]



PDF220-354-150

Puget Sound salmonGillnetDaily hours.

It is unlawful to take or fish during the Fraser sockeye and pink salmon species seasons in Areas 7 or 7A with gillnet gear from 12:00 midnight to 1.5 hours after sunrise.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.04.012, 77.04.013, 77.04.020, 77.04.055, and 77.12.047. WSR 17-05-112 (Order 17-04), amended and recodified as § 220-354-150, filed 2/15/17, effective 3/18/17. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080. WSR 99-24-011 (Order 99-202), § 220-47-410, filed 11/19/99, effective 12/20/99. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080 and 77.12.040. WSR 98-15-081 (Order 98-122), § 220-47-410, filed 7/15/98, effective 8/15/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080. WSR 97-16-030 (Order 97-124), § 220-47-410, filed 7/29/97, effective 8/29/97.]



PDF220-354-160

Puget Sound salmonGillnetOpen periods.

It is unlawful to take, fish for, or possess salmon taken with gillnet gear for commercial purposes from Puget Sound, except in the following designated Puget Sound Salmon Management and Catch Reporting Areas during the periods provided for in each respective fishing area:
AREA
TIME
 
 
DATE(S)
MINIMUM MESH
6D: Skiff gillnet only, definition WAC 220-350-170 and lawful gear description WAC 220-354-140.
7AM
-
7PM
9/21, 9/22, 9/23, 9/24, 9/25, 9/28, 9/29, 9/30, 10/1, 10/2, 10/5, 10/6, 10/7, 10/8, 10/9, 10/12, 10/13, 10/14, 10/15, 10/16, 10/19, 10/20, 10/21, 10/22, 10/23, 10/26, 10/27, 10/28, 10/29, 10/30
5"
Note: In Area 6D, it is unlawful to use other than 5-inch minimum mesh in the skiff gillnet fishery. It is unlawful to retain Chinook taken in Area 6D at any time, or any chum salmon taken in Area 6D prior to October 12. In Area 6D, any Chinook or chum salmon required to be released must be removed from the net by cutting the meshes ensnaring the fish.
7, 7A:
7AM
-
Midnight; use of recovery box required
10/10, 10/11, 10/12, 10/14, 10/15, 10/18, 10/19
6 1/4"
 
7AM
-
Midnight
10/20, 10/21, 10/22, 10/23, 10/24, 10/25, 10/26, 10/27, 10/28, 10/29, 10/30, 10/31, 11/1, 11/2, 11/3, 11/4, 11/5, 11/6, 11/7
6 1/4"
Note: In Areas 7 and 7A after October 9 and prior to October 18, coho and Chinook salmon must be released, and it is unlawful to use a net soak time of more than 45 minutes. Net soak time is defined as the time elapsed from when the first of the gillnet web enters the water, until the gillnet is fully retrieved from the water. Fishers must also use a recovery box in compliance with WAC 220-354-140 (5)(a) through (f) when coho and Chinook release is required.
7B, 7C:
7PM
-
8AM
NIGHTLY 8/16, 8/17, 8/18, 8/19, 8/23, 8/24, 8/25, 8/26
7"
 
7AM 8/30
-
7AM 9/4
 
5"
 
7AM 9/6
-
7AM 9/11
 
5"
7B:
7AM 9/13
-
7AM 9/18
 
5"
 
7AM 9/20
-
Midnight 10/31
 
5"
 
7AM 10/27
-
4PM 10/28
 
6 1/4"
 
7AM 11/3
-
4PM 11/4
 
6 1/4"
 
6AM 11/10
-
4PM 11/11
 
6 1/4"
 
6AM 11/17
-
4PM 11/18
 
6 1/4"
 
7AM 11/24
-
4PM 11/25
 
6 1/4"
 
7AM 12/1
-
4PM 12/2
 
 
Note: In Area 7C the minimum mesh size is 7" through 9/12.
Note: The Whatcom Creek Zone: That portion of Area 7B east of a line from Post Point to the flashing red light at the west entrance to Squalicum Harbor is CLOSED.
8:
5AM
-
11PM
Closed
5"
Note: In Area 8 it is unlawful to take or fish for pink salmon with drift gillnets greater than 60-mesh maximum depth. Fishers must also use minimum 5" and maximum 5 1/2" mesh during pink salmon management periods.
8A:
6PM
-
8AM
Closed
5"
 
6PM
-
8AM
Closed
5"
Note: In Area 8A fishers must use minimum 5" and maximum 5 1/2" mesh during pink salmon management periods.
8D:
6PM
-
8AM
Closed
5"
 
6PM
-
8AM
Closed
5"
 
6PM
-
8AM
Closed
5"
 
6PM
-
8AM
Closed
5"
 
5PM
-
9AM
Closed
5"
 
5PM
-
9AM
Closed
5"
 
5PM
-
9AM
Closed
5"
 
5PM
-
9AM
Closed
5"
 
4PM
-
8AM
Closed
5"
 
4PM
-
8AM
Closed
5"
 
6AM
-
6PM
Closed
6 1/4"
 
7AM
-
6PM
Closed
6 1/4"
9A: Skiff gillnet only, definition WAC 220-350-170 and lawful gear description WAC 220-354-140.
7AM 8/16
-
7PM 10/31
 
5"
Note: It is unlawful to retain chum salmon taken in Area 9A prior to October 1, and it is unlawful to retain Chinook salmon at any time. Any salmon required to be released must be removed from the net by cutting the meshes ensnaring the fish.
10, 11:
5PM
-
9AM
NIGHTLY
10/13, 10/18, 10/22, 10/27, 10/29, 11/1
6 1/4"
 
5PM
-
7AM
11/4
6 1/4"
12A: Skiff gillnet only, definition WAC 220-350-170 and lawful gear description WAC 220-354-140.
7AM
-
7PM
Dates determined per agreement with tribal co-managers in-season if Summer Chum Salmon Conservation Initiative goals are met allowing for openings of gillnet gear.
5"
Note: In Area 12A, it is unlawful to use other than 5-inch minimum mesh in the skiff gillnet fishery. It is unlawful to retain Chinook or chum salmon taken in Area 12A at any time, and any salmon required to be released must be removed from the net by cutting the meshes ensnaring the fish.
12, 12B:
7AM
-
8PM
10/13, 10/19, 10/22, 10/27, 10/29
6 1/4"
 
7AM
-
7PM
11/2, 11/4
6 1/4"
 
6AM
-
6PM
11/10, 11/12, 11/16, 11/18
6 1/4"
12C:
6AM
-
6PM
11/10, 11/12, 11/16
6 1/4"
All other saltwater and freshwater areas - Closed.
 
Nightly openings refer to the start date.
 
Within an area or areas, a mesh size restriction remains in effect from the first date indicated until a mesh size change is shown, and the new mesh size restriction remains in effect until changed.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.04.012, 77.04.020, 77.04.055, and 77.12.047. WSR 20-14-050 (Order 20-98), § 220-354-160, filed 6/25/20, effective 7/26/20. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.04.012, 77.04.020, 77.04.130, 77.12.045, and 77.12.047. WSR 19-15-051 (Order 19-140), § 220-354-160, filed 7/12/19, effective 8/12/19; WSR 18-14-013 (Order 18-131), § 220-354-160, filed 6/22/18, effective 7/23/18; WSR 17-17-100 (Order 17-205), amended and recodified as § 220-354-160, filed 8/18/17, effective 9/18/17; WSR 16-18-067, § 220-47-411, filed 9/2/16, effective 10/3/16; WSR 15-17-034 (Order 15-254), § 220-47-411, filed 8/11/15, effective 9/11/15; WSR 14-14-011 (Order 14-144), § 220-47-411, filed 6/19/14, effective 7/20/14. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.04.020, 77.12.045, and 77.12.047. WSR 13-15-148 (Order 13-144), § 220-47-411, filed 7/23/13, effective 8/23/13; WSR 12-15-034 (Order 12-131), § 220-47-411, filed 7/12/12, effective 8/12/12; WSR 11-16-016 (Order 11-165), § 220-47-411, filed 7/22/11, effective 8/22/11; WSR 10-14-129 (Order 10-137), § 220-47-411, filed 7/7/10, effective 8/7/10. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047 and 77.04.020. WSR 09-15-054 (Order 09-108), § 220-47-411, filed 7/9/09, effective 8/9/09; WSR 08-15-031 (Order 08-167), § 220-47-411, filed 7/8/08, effective 8/8/08; WSR 07-20-006, § 220-47-411, filed 9/20/07, effective 10/21/07. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047. WSR 06-16-045 (Order 06-173), § 220-47-411, filed 7/26/06, effective 8/26/06; WSR 05-17-002 (Order 05-166), § 220-47-411, filed 8/3/05, effective 9/3/05; WSR 04-16-125 (Order 04-202), § 220-47-411, filed 8/4/04, effective 9/4/04; WSR 03-16-101 (Order 03-179), § 220-47-411, filed 8/6/03, effective 9/6/03; WSR 02-16-004 (Order 02-167), § 220-47-411, filed 7/25/02, effective 8/25/02; WSR 01-13-056 (Order 01-106), § 220-47-411, filed 6/15/01, effective 7/16/01; WSR 00-18-023 (Order 00-172), § 220-47-411, filed 8/28/00, effective 9/28/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080. WSR 99-24-011 (Order 99-202), § 220-47-411, filed 11/19/99, effective 12/20/99. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080 and 77.12.040. WSR 98-15-081 (Order 98-122), § 220-47-411, filed 7/15/98, effective 8/15/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080. WSR 97-16-030 (Order 97-124), § 220-47-411, filed 7/29/97, effective 8/29/97; WSR 96-15-101 (Order 96-81), § 220-47-411, filed 7/22/96, effective 8/22/96; WSR 95-13-056 (Order 95-75), § 220-47-411, filed 6/16/95, effective 7/17/95; WSR 94-15-001 (Order 94-62), § 220-47-411, filed 7/6/94, effective 8/6/94; WSR 93-14-041 (Order 93-55), § 220-47-411, filed 6/29/93, effective 7/30/93; WSR 92-15-105 (Order 92-47), § 220-47-411, filed 7/20/92, effective 8/20/92; WSR 91-18-024 (Order 91-72), § 220-47-411, filed 8/27/91, effective 9/27/91; WSR 90-13-025 (Order 90-49), § 220-47-411, filed 6/11/90, effective 7/12/90; WSR 89-13-004 (Order 89-44), § 220-47-411, filed 6/8/89; WSR 88-14-133 (Order 88-48), § 220-47-411, filed 7/6/88; WSR 87-15-059 (Order 87-72), § 220-47-411, filed 7/14/87; WSR 86-13-038 (Order 86-46), § 220-47-411, filed 6/12/86; WSR 85-13-032 (Order 85-60), § 220-47-411, filed 6/12/85; WSR 84-13-078 (Order 84-53), § 220-47-411, filed 6/21/84; WSR 83-14-020 (Order 83-57), § 220-47-411, filed 6/28/83; WSR 82-15-040 (Order 82-83), § 220-47-411, filed 7/15/82; WSR 81-18-017 (Order 81-101), § 220-47-411, filed 8/25/81; WSR 80-10-058 (Order 80-83), § 220-47-411, filed 8/6/80; WSR 78-05-018 (Order 78-16), § 220-47-411, filed 4/13/78; Order 77-66, § 220-47-411, filed 8/5/77; Order 77-14, § 220-47-411, filed 4/15/77; Order 76-41, § 220-47-411, filed 6/4/76; Order 1251, § 220-47-411, filed 8/18/75; Order 1210, § 220-47-411, filed 5/26/75; Order 1143, § 220-47-411, filed 8/8/74; Order 1125, § 220-47-411, filed 6/6/74; Order 1066, § 220-47-411, filed 7/19/73; Order 1057, § 220-47-411, filed 5/22/73; Order 988, § 220-47-411, filed 4/28/72.]



PDF220-354-170

Puget Sound salmonLawful gearReef nets.

(1) Lawful reef net salmon nets in Puget Sound must not exceed 300 meshes on any side nor contain meshes of a size less than 3-1/2 inches nor utilize more than two leads. Each of the leads must not exceed 200 feet in length, measured from the bows of the reef net boats to the nearest end of the head buoys. The use of any false, detached, or auxiliary lead is unlawful.
(2) It is unlawful to retain Chinook salmon with reef net gear unless the vessel operator is in immediate possession of a department-issued Puget Sound reef net logbook. Completed logs must be submitted and received within six working days to the department.
(3) It is unlawful to fish for salmon with reef net gear in Puget Sound Salmon Management and Catch Reporting Areas 7 and 7A unless the vessel operator has attended a "Fish Friendly" best fishing practices workshop and is in immediate possession of a department-issued certification card.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.04.012, 77.04.013, 77.04.020, 77.04.055, and 77.12.047. WSR 17-05-112 (Order 17-04), amended and recodified as § 220-354-170, filed 2/15/17, effective 3/18/17. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047 and 77.04.020. WSR 08-15-031 (Order 08-167), § 220-47-303, filed 7/8/08, effective 8/8/08. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047. WSR 04-16-125 (Order 04-202), § 220-47-303, filed 8/4/04, effective 9/4/04; Order 988, § 220-47-303, filed 4/28/72.]



PDF220-354-180

Puget Sound salmonReef net open periods.

(1) It is unlawful to take, fish for, or possess salmon taken with reef net gear for commercial purposes in Puget Sound, except in the following designated Puget Sound Salmon Management and Catch Reporting Areas, during the periods provided for in each respective area:
AREA
TIME
DATE(S)
7
5AM - 9PM Daily
9/20 - 11/7
(2) It is unlawful at all times to retain unmarked Chinook salmon taken with reef net gear, and it is unlawful to retain chum salmon taken with reef net gear prior to October 1.
(3) It is unlawful to retain marked Chinook after September 30.
(a) It is unlawful to retain marked Chinook with reef net gear if the fisher does not have in his or her immediate possession a department-issued Puget Sound Reef Net Logbook with all retained Chinook accounted for in the logbook. Marked Chinook are those with a clipped adipose fin and a healed scar at the site of the clipped fin.
(b) Completed logs must be submitted and received within six working days to: Puget Sound Commercial Salmon Manager, Department of Fish & Wildlife, 600 Capitol Way N, Olympia, WA 98501-1091.
(4) All other saltwater and freshwater areas - Closed.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.04.012, 77.04.020, 77.04.055, and 77.12.047. WSR 20-14-050 (Order 20-98), § 220-354-180, filed 6/25/20, effective 7/26/20. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.04.012, 77.04.020, 77.04.130, 77.12.045, and 77.12.047. WSR 19-15-051 (Order 19-140), § 220-354-180, filed 7/12/19, effective 8/12/19; WSR 18-14-013 (Order 18-131), § 220-354-180, filed 6/22/18, effective 7/23/18; WSR 17-17-100 (Order 17-205), amended and recodified as § 220-354-180, filed 8/18/17, effective 9/18/17; WSR 16-18-067, § 220-47-401, filed 9/2/16, effective 10/3/16; WSR 15-17-034 (Order 15-254), § 220-47-401, filed 8/11/15, effective 9/11/15; WSR 14-14-011 (Order 14-144), § 220-47-401, filed 6/19/14, effective 7/20/14. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.04.020, 77.12.045, and 77.12.047. WSR 12-15-034 (Order 12-131), § 220-47-401, filed 7/12/12, effective 8/12/12; WSR 11-16-016 (Order 11-165), § 220-47-401, filed 7/22/11, effective 8/22/11; WSR 10-14-129 (Order 10-137), § 220-47-401, filed 7/7/10, effective 8/7/10. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047 and 77.04.020. WSR 09-15-054 (Order 09-108), § 220-47-401, filed 7/9/09, effective 8/9/09; WSR 08-15-031 (Order 08-167), § 220-47-401, filed 7/8/08, effective 8/8/08; WSR 07-20-006, § 220-47-401, filed 9/20/07, effective 10/21/07. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047. WSR 06-16-045 (Order 06-173), § 220-47-401, filed 7/26/06, effective 8/26/06; WSR 05-17-002 (Order 05-166), § 220-47-401, filed 8/3/05, effective 9/3/05; WSR 04-16-125 (Order 04-202), § 220-47-401, filed 8/4/04, effective 9/4/04; WSR 03-18-005 (Order 03-210), § 220-47-401, filed 8/20/03, effective 9/20/03; WSR 02-16-004 (Order 02-167), § 220-47-401, filed 7/25/02, effective 8/25/02; WSR 01-13-056 (Order 01-106), § 220-47-401, filed 6/15/01, effective 7/16/01; WSR 00-18-023 (Order 00-172), § 220-47-401, filed 8/28/00, effective 9/28/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080. WSR 99-24-011 (Order 99-202), § 220-47-401, filed 11/19/99, effective 12/20/99. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080 and 77.12.040. WSR 98-15-081 (Order 98-122), § 220-47-401, filed 7/15/98, effective 8/15/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080. WSR 97-16-030 (Order 97-124), § 220-47-401, filed 7/29/97, effective 8/29/97; WSR 96-15-101 (Order 96-81), § 220-47-401, filed 7/22/96, effective 8/22/96; WSR 95-13-056 (Order 95-75), § 220-47-401, filed 6/16/95, effective 7/17/95; WSR 94-15-001 (Order 94-62), § 220-47-401, filed 7/6/94, effective 8/6/94; WSR 93-14-041 (Order 93-55), § 220-47-401, filed 6/29/93, effective 7/30/93; WSR 92-15-105 (Order 92-47), § 220-47-401, filed 7/20/92, effective 8/20/92; WSR 91-18-024 (Order 91-72), § 220-47-401, filed 8/27/91, effective 9/27/91; WSR 90-13-025 (Order 90-49), § 220-47-401, filed 6/11/90, effective 7/12/90; WSR 89-13-004 (Order 89-44), § 220-47-401, filed 6/8/89; WSR 88-14-133 (Order 88-48), § 220-47-401, filed 7/6/88; WSR 87-15-059 (Order 87-72), § 220-47-401, filed 7/14/87; WSR 86-13-038 (Order 86-46), § 220-47-401, filed 6/12/86; WSR 81-18-017 (Order 81-101), § 220-47-401, filed 8/25/81; WSR 80-10-058 (Order 80-83), § 220-47-401, filed 8/6/80; WSR 78-05-018 (Order 78-16), § 220-47-401, filed 4/13/78; Order 77-66, § 220-47-401, filed 8/5/77; Order 77-14, § 220-47-401, filed 4/15/77; Order 76-41, § 220-47-401, filed 6/4/76; Order 1210, § 220-47-401, filed 5/26/75; Order 1143, § 220-47-401, filed 8/8/74; Order 1125, § 220-47-401, filed 6/6/74; Order 1066, § 220-47-401, filed 7/19/73; Order 1057, § 220-47-401, filed 5/22/73; Order 988, § 220-47-401, filed 4/28/72.]



PDF220-354-190

Puget Sound salmonNet seasonsTime.

During the openings provided for in this chapter, all times stated are Pacific Standard Time from January 1 through the second Saturday in March and from the first Sunday in November through December 31; and all times stated are Pacific Daylight Time from the second Sunday in March to the first Saturday in November.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.04.012, 77.04.013, 77.04.020, 77.04.055, and 77.12.047. WSR 17-05-112 (Order 17-04), amended and recodified as § 220-354-190, filed 2/15/17, effective 3/18/17. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047 and 77.04.020. WSR 07-20-006, § 220-47-310, filed 9/20/07, effective 10/21/07. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080. WSR 91-18-024 (Order 91-72), § 220-47-310, filed 8/27/91, effective 9/27/91.]



PDF220-354-200

Puget Sound salmonBeach seineEmerging commercial fisheryEligibilityLawful gear.

(1) The Puget Sound beach seine salmon fishery is designated as an emerging commercial fishery for which a vessel is required. An emerging commercial fishery license and an experimental fishery permit are required to participate in this fishery.
(2) The department will issue four salmon beach seine experimental fishery permits.
(3) The following is the selection process the department will use to offer a salmon beach seine experimental permit.
(a) Persons who held a salmon beach seine experimental fishery permit in the previous management year will be eligible for a permit in the current management year.
(b) The department will work with the advisory board, per RCW 77.70.160(1), to establish criteria by which applicants will qualify to enter the pool. The pool established by this drawing will be maintained to replace any permit(s) which are voided.
(4) Permit holders are required to participate in the salmon beach seine experimental fishery.
(a) For purposes of this section, "participation" means the holder of the salmon beach seine experimental permit is aboard the designated vessel in the open fishery.
(b) If the salmon beach seine experimental permit holder fails to participate, the salmon beach seine experimental permit issued to that fisher will be voided, and a new salmon beach seine experimental permit will be issued through a random drawing from the applicant pool.
(c) The department may require permit holders to show proof of participation by maintaining a department approved log book or registering with state officials each day the salmon beach seine experimental permit holder participates.
(d) Persons who participate in the fishery but violate conditions of a salmon beach seine experimental permit will have their permit voided, and a new salmon beach seine experimental permit will be reissued through a random drawing from the pool of the voided permit holder.
(5) In Quilcene Bay, chum salmon may not be retained by a salmon beach seine experimental permit holder. Chum salmon in Quilcene Bay must be released alive.
(6) Any person who fails to purchase the license, fails to participate, or violates the conditions of a salmon beach seine experimental permit will have his or her name permanently withdrawn from the pools.
(7) It is unlawful to take salmon with beach seine gear that does not meet the requirements of this subsection.
(a) Beach seine salmon nets in Puget Sound shall not exceed 990 feet in length or 200 meshes in depth, or contain meshes of a size less than 3 inches or greater than 4 inches.
(b) Mesh webbing must be constructed with a twine size no smaller than 210/30d nylon, 12 thread cotton, or the equivalent diameter in any other material.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.04.012, 77.04.013, 77.04.020, 77.04.055, and 77.12.047. WSR 17-05-112 (Order 17-04), amended and recodified as § 220-354-200, filed 2/15/17, effective 3/18/17. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.04.020, 77.12.045, and 77.12.047. WSR 12-15-034 (Order 12-131), § 220-47-427, filed 7/12/12, effective 8/12/12; WSR 11-16-016 (Order 11-165), § 220-47-427, filed 7/22/11, effective 8/22/11; WSR 10-14-129 (Order 10-137), § 220-47-427, filed 7/7/10, effective 8/7/10. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047 and 77.04.020. WSR 09-15-054 (Order 09-108), § 220-47-427, filed 7/9/09, effective 8/9/09. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047. WSR 03-18-005 (Order 03-210), § 220-47-427, filed 8/20/03, effective 9/20/03; WSR 00-18-023 (Order 00-172), § 220-47-427, filed 8/28/00, effective 9/28/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080. WSR 99-24-011 (Order 99-202), § 220-47-427, filed 11/19/99, effective 12/20/99. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080 and 77.12.040. WSR 98-15-081 (Order 98-122), § 220-47-427, filed 7/15/98, effective 8/15/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080. WSR 97-16-030 (Order 97-124), § 220-47-427, filed 7/29/97, effective 8/29/97; WSR 96-19-049 (Order 96-152), § 220-47-427, filed 9/12/96, effective 10/13/96.]



PDF220-354-210

Puget Sound salmonBeach seineOpen periods.

(1) It is unlawful to take, fish for, or possess salmon taken with beach seine gear for commercial purposes from Puget Sound except in the following designated Puget Sound Salmon Management and Catch Reporting Areas during the periods provided hereinafter in each respective Management and Catch Reporting Area:
All areas:
AREA
TIME
DATE(S)
12A:
7AM
-
7PM
8/18, 8/19, 8/20, 8/24, 8/25, 8/26, 8/27, 8/28, 8/31, 9/1, 9/2, 9/3, 9/4, 9/7, 9/8, 9/9, 9/10, 9/11, 9/14, 9/15, 9/16, 9/17, 9/18, 9/21, 9/22, 9/23, 9/24, 9/25, 9/28, 9/29, 9/30, 10/1, 10/2
12C, Hoodsport Hatchery Zone:
7AM
-
7PM
7/27, 7/29, 8/3, 8/5, 8/10, 8/12, 8/17, 8/19, 8/24, 8/26, 8/31, 9/2
November (dates determined per agreement with tribal co-managers in-season if harvestable surplus of salmon remain).
(2) It is unlawful to retain the following salmon species taken with beach seine gear within the following areas during the following periods:
(a) Chinook salmon - At all times in Area 12A.
(b) Chum salmon - In all areas prior to October 10.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.04.012, 77.04.020, 77.04.055, and 77.12.047. WSR 20-14-050 (Order 20-98), § 220-354-210, filed 6/25/20, effective 7/26/20. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.04.012, 77.04.020, 77.04.130, 77.12.045, and 77.12.047. WSR 19-15-051 (Order 19-140), § 220-354-210, filed 7/12/19, effective 8/12/19; WSR 18-14-013 (Order 18-131), § 220-354-210, filed 6/22/18, effective 7/23/18; WSR 17-17-100 (Order 17-205), amended and recodified as § 220-354-210, filed 8/18/17, effective 9/18/17; WSR 16-18-067, § 220-47-428, filed 9/2/16, effective 10/3/16; WSR 15-17-034 (Order 15-254), § 220-47-428, filed 8/11/15, effective 9/11/15; WSR 14-14-011 (Order 14-144), § 220-47-428, filed 6/19/14, effective 7/20/14. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.04.020, 77.12.045, and 77.12.047. WSR 13-15-148 (Order 13-144), § 220-47-428, filed 7/23/13, effective 8/23/13; WSR 12-15-034 (Order 12-131), § 220-47-428, filed 7/12/12, effective 8/12/12; WSR 11-16-016 (Order 11-165), § 220-47-428, filed 7/22/11, effective 8/22/11; WSR 10-14-129 (Order 10-137), § 220-47-428, filed 7/7/10, effective 8/7/10. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047 and 77.04.020. WSR 09-15-054 (Order 09-108), § 220-47-428, filed 7/9/09, effective 8/9/09. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047. WSR 05-17-002 (Order 05-166), § 220-47-428, filed 8/3/05, effective 9/3/05; WSR 04-16-125 (Order 04-202), § 220-47-428, filed 8/4/04, effective 9/4/04; WSR 03-18-005 (Order 03-210), § 220-47-428, filed 8/20/03, effective 9/20/03; WSR 02-16-004 (Order 02-167), § 220-47-428, filed 7/25/02, effective 8/25/02; WSR 01-13-056 (Order 01-106), § 220-47-428, filed 6/15/01, effective 7/16/01; WSR 00-18-023 (Order 00-172), § 220-47-428, filed 8/28/00, effective 9/28/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080. WSR 99-24-011 (Order 99-202), § 220-47-428, filed 11/19/99, effective 12/20/99. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080 and 77.12.040. WSR 98-15-081 (Order 98-122), § 220-47-428, filed 7/15/98, effective 8/15/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080. WSR 97-16-030 (Order 97-124), § 220-47-428, filed 7/29/97, effective 8/29/97; WSR 96-15-101 (Order 96-81), § 220-47-428, filed 7/22/96, effective 8/22/96.]



PDF220-354-220

Willapa Bay salmonSeasons and lawful gear.

It is unlawful to take, fish for, or possess salmon taken for commercial purposes in Willapa Bay fishing areas, with the exception of salmon taken with gillnet gear as provided for in this chapter.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.04.012, 77.04.013, 77.04.020, 77.04.055, and 77.12.047. WSR 17-05-112 (Order 17-04), amended and recodified as § 220-354-220, filed 2/15/17, effective 3/18/17. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.04.020, 77.12.045, and 77.12.047. WSR 10-12-061 (Order 09-108), § 220-40-020, filed 5/27/10, effective 6/27/10. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080. WSR 89-16-056 (Order 89-71), § 220-40-020, filed 7/28/89, effective 8/28/89; WSR 86-15-016 (Order 86-55), § 220-40-020, filed 7/10/86; Order 1221, § 220-40-020, filed 7/1/75; Order 1116, § 220-40-020, filed 4/30/74; Order 1049, § 220-40-020, filed 4/11/73; Order 995, § 220-40-020, filed 6/8/72; Order 925, § 220-40-020, filed 6/3/71; Order 864, § 220-40-020, filed 5/12/70; Order 813, § 220-40-020, filed 5/5/69; Order 772-B, filed 4/15/68; Order 726, § 4 (part), filed 4/24/67; subsections 1 and 5 from Orders 341 and 256, filed 3/1/60; subsection 2 from Order 677, filed 3/31/66; Order 569, filed 4/11/63; subsection 6 from Order 679, filed 4/20/66; Orders 341 and 256, filed 3/1/60; subsections 3 and 4 from Order 525, filed 5/3/61; Orders 341 and 256, filed 3/1/60.]



PDF220-354-230

Willapa Bay salmonGillnet gear specifications.

It is unlawful to fish for food fish in Willapa Bay for commercial purposes with gillnet gear or to possess food fish taken from those waters with gillnet gear unless:
(1) The gillnet does not exceed 1,500 feet in length along the cork line; and
(2) Except as otherwise provided in this chapter, the mesh size of the gillnet is not less than 5 inches or greater than 6-1/2 inches stretch measure.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.04.012, 77.04.013, 77.04.020, 77.04.055, and 77.12.047. WSR 17-05-112 (Order 17-04), amended and recodified as § 220-354-230, filed 2/15/17, effective 3/18/17. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080. WSR 89-16-056 (Order 89-71), § 220-40-015, filed 7/28/89, effective 8/28/89.]



PDF220-354-240

Willapa Bay salmonSummer fishery.

From July 5 through August 15, it is unlawful to fish for salmon in Willapa Bay for commercial purposes or to possess salmon taken from those waters for commercial purposes.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.04.012, 77.04.013, 77.04.020, 77.04.055, and 77.12.047. WSR 17-05-112 (Order 17-04), recodified as § 220-354-240, filed 2/15/17, effective 3/18/17. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.04.012, 77.04.020, 77.04.055, 77.12.045, and 77.12.047. WSR 15-18-029 (Order 15-281), § 220-40-021, filed 8/25/15, effective 9/8/15; WSR 14-15-052 (Order 14-173), § 220-40-021, filed 7/11/14, effective 8/11/14. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.04.020, 77.12.045, and 77.12.047. WSR 13-17-001 (Order 13-184), § 220-40-021, filed 8/7/13, effective 8/12/13; WSR 12-11-093, § 220-40-021, filed 5/18/12, effective 6/18/12; WSR 10-12-061 (Order 09-108), § 220-40-021, filed 5/27/10, effective 6/27/10. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047. WSR 01-13-055 (Order 01-104), § 220-40-021, filed 6/15/01, effective 7/16/01. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080 and 77.12.040. WSR 98-15-081 (Order 98-122), § 220-40-021, filed 7/15/98, effective 8/15/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080. WSR 97-15-148 (Order 97-123), § 220-40-021, filed 7/23/97, effective 8/23/97; WSR 96-13-035 (Order 96-77), § 220-40-021, filed 6/11/96, effective 7/12/96; WSR 95-13-065 (Order 95-76), § 220-40-021, filed 6/19/95, effective 7/20/95; WSR 94-13-014 (Order 94-46), § 220-40-021, filed 6/3/94, effective 7/4/94; WSR 90-18-023 (Order 90-77), § 220-40-021, filed 8/24/90, effective 9/24/90; WSR 89-16-056 (Order 89-71), § 220-40-021, filed 7/28/89, effective 8/28/89; WSR 88-19-098 (Order 88-116), § 220-40-021, filed 9/20/88; WSR 87-21-041 (Order 87-161), § 220-40-021, filed 10/14/87; WSR 86-15-016 (Order 86-55), § 220-40-021, filed 7/10/86; WSR 85-13-073 (Order 85-64), § 220-40-021, filed 6/19/85; WSR 84-15-008 (Order 84-66), § 220-40-021, filed 7/6/84; WSR 83-13-054 (Order 83-53), § 220-40-021, filed 6/15/83; WSR 82-13-048 (Order 82-63), § 220-40-021, filed 6/11/82; WSR 81-13-005 (Order 81-37), § 220-40-021, filed 6/8/81; WSR 80-09-072 (Order 80-69), § 220-40-021, filed 7/18/80; WSR 79-07-046 (Order 79-43), § 220-40-021, filed 6/22/79; WSR 78-09-041 (Order 78-61), § 220-40-021, filed 8/18/78; Order 77-71, § 220-40-021, filed 8/18/77; Order 77-44, § 220-40-021, filed 6/3/77; Order 76-73, § 220-40-021, filed 8/16/76; Order 1221, § 220-40-021, filed 7/1/75; Order 1133, § 220-40-021, filed 7/19/74.]



PDF220-354-250

Willapa Bay salmon fall fishery.

From August 16 through December 31 of each year, it is unlawful to fish for salmon in Willapa Bay for commercial purposes or to possess salmon taken from those waters for commercial purposes, except that:
Fishing periods:
(1) Gillnet gear may be used to fish for coho salmon, chum salmon, and Chinook salmon:
Area
Time
Date(s)
Maximum
Mesh Size
2U
6:00 a.m. through 6:00 p.m.
9/8
 
4.25"
2N
6:00 a.m. through 6:00 p.m.
9/9
 
4.25"
2T
6:00 a.m. through 6:00 p.m.
9/11
 
4.25"
2N, 2M, 2T, 2U
6:00 a.m. through 6:00 p.m.
9/14, 9/17
 
6.5"
2N, 2M, 2T, 2U
6:00 a.m. through 6:00 p.m.
9/21, 9/24
 
6.5"
2N, 2M, 2T, 2U
7:00 a.m. through 7:00 p.m.
9/28, 10/1
 
6.5"
2N, 2M, 2T, 2U
7:00 a.m. through 7:00 p.m.
10/5, 10/8
 
6.5"
2N, 2M, 2U
7:00 a.m. through 7:00 p.m.
10/12
 
6.5"
2N, 2M
7:00 a.m. through 7:00 p.m.
10/15
 
6.5"
Gear:
(2) Gillnet gear restrictions - All areas:
(a) Drift gillnet gear only. It is unlawful to use set net gear.
(b) It is permissible to have on-board a commercial vessel more than one net, provided the nets are of a mesh size that is legal for the fishery, and the length of any one net does not exceed one thousand five hundred feet in length.
(c) It is unlawful to use a gillnet to fish for salmon if the lead line weighs more than two pounds per fathom of net as measured on the cork line.
(d) It is permissible to have a gillnet with a lead line weighing more than two pounds per fathom aboard a vessel when the vessel is fishing in or transiting through Willapa Bay, provided the net is properly stored. A properly stored net is defined as a net on a drum that is fully covered by a tarp (canvas or plastic) and bound with a minimum of ten revolutions of rope that is 3/8 (0.375) inches or greater.
(e) From 12:01 a.m. September 8 through 11:59 p.m. October 15, 2020: Mesh size must not exceed six and one-half inches stretched, except mesh size must not exceed four and one-quarter inches stretched in Area 2U on September 8, Area 2N on September 9, and Area 2T on September 11, 2020.
Other:
(3) Recovery boxes and soak time limits described in this section are required from 12:01 a.m. September 8 through 11:59 p.m. October 15, 2020:
(a) Each boat must have two operable recovery boxes or one box with two chambers on board when fishing in Willapa Bay Areas 2M, 2N, 2T, and 2U.
(i) Each box and chamber must be operating during any time the net is being retrieved or picked. The flow in the recovery box must be a minimum of 16 gallons per minute in each chamber of the box, not to exceed 20 gallons per minute.
(ii) Each chamber of the recovery box must meet the following dimensions as measured from within the box:
(A) The inside length measurement must be at or within 39-1/2 inches to 48 inches;
(B) The inside width measurements must be at or within 8 to 10 inches; and
(C) The inside height measurement must be at or within 14 to 16 inches.
(iii) Each chamber of the recovery box must include a water inlet hole between 3/4 inch and 1 inch in diameter, centered horizontally across the door or wall of the chamber and 1-3/4 inches from the floor of the chamber. Each chamber of the recovery box must include a water outlet hole opposite the inflow that is at least 1-1/2 inches in diameter. The center of the outlet hole must be located a minimum of 12 inches above the floor of the box or chamber. The fisher must demonstrate to department employees, fish and wildlife enforcement officers, or other peace officers, upon request, that the pumping system is delivering the proper volume of fresh river/bay water into each chamber.
(b) From 12:01 a.m. September 8 through 11:59 p.m. October 15, 2020, all steelhead and all wild (unmarked) Chinook must be placed in an operating recovery box, which meets the requirements in (a) of this subsection prior to being released to the river/bay as set forth in (c) of this subsection.
(c) All fish placed in recovery boxes must remain until they are not lethargic and/or not bleeding and must be released to the river/bay prior to landing or docking.
(d) Soak time must not exceed 45 minutes. Soak time is defined as the time elapsed from when the first of the gillnet web is deployed into the water until the gillnet web is fully retrieved from the water.
(4) Quick reporting is required for wholesale dealers and fishers retailing their catch under a "limited fish seller endorsement." According to WAC 220-352-320, reports must be submitted by 10:00 a.m. on the day after the purchase date unless otherwise specified in a voluntary electronic fish receiving ticket reporting agreement (see WAC 220-352-035(3)).
(5) Retention prohibitions:
(a) All green and white sturgeon and all steelhead, except as provided in subsection (3) of this section, must be handled with care to minimize injury to the fish and must be released immediately to the river/bay.
(b) Retention of any species other than coho, Chinook, or chum salmon is prohibited.
(c) From 12:01 a.m. September 8 through 11:59 p.m. October 15, 2020, retention of any species other than coho salmon, hatchery Chinook salmon marked by a healed scar at the site of the adipose fin, or chum salmon is prohibited.
(6) Report all encounters of green sturgeon, white sturgeon, and steelhead, (your name, date of encounter, and number of species encountered) to the quick reporting office via phone at # 866-791-1280, fax at # 360-249-1229, or email at harborfishtickets@dfw.wa.gov. Fishers may have wholesale dealers use the "buyer only" portion of the fish ticket and have encounters included with each day's quick reporting.
(7) Do not remove tags from white sturgeon. Please obtain available information from tags without removing tags. Submit tag information to the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, 48 Devonshire Rd., Montesano, WA 98563.
(8) Those waters of Area 2T, north of a line from Toke Point channel marker 3 easterly through Willapa Harbor channel marker 13 (green), then northeasterly to the power transmission pole located at 46°43.1907'N, 123°50.83134'W are closed from 12:01 a.m. September 8, 2020, through 11:59 p.m., September 30, 2020.
(9) It is unlawful to fish with gillnet gear in Areas 2M, 2N, 2T, and 2U unless the vessel operator has attended a "Fish Friendly" best fishing practices workshop and has in their possession while fishing a department-issued certification card.
(10) Fishers must take department observers, if requested by department staff, when participating in these openings. Fishers also must provide notice of intent to participate by contacting quick reporting by phone, fax or email, listed in subsection (6) of this section. Notice of intent must be given prior to 5:00 p.m. on August 31, 2020.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.04.012, 77.04.020, 77.04.055, and 77.12.047. WSR 20-14-051 (Order 20-103), § 220-354-250, filed 6/25/20, effective 7/26/20. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.04.012, 77.04.020, 77.04.055, 77.12.045, and 77.12.047. WSR 19-15-053 (Order 19-127), § 220-354-250, filed 7/12/19, effective 8/12/19; WSR 18-15-070, § 220-354-250, filed 7/17/18, effective 8/17/18. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.04.090 and 77.04.130. WSR 18-11-052 (Order 18-92), § 220-354-250, filed 5/10/18, effective 6/10/18. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.04.012, 77.04.020, 77.04.055, 77.12.045, and 77.12.047. WSR 17-17-012, § 220-354-250, filed 8/4/17, effective 9/4/17. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.04.012, 77.04.013, 77.04.020, 77.04.055, and 77.12.047. WSR 17-05-112 (Order 17-04), amended and recodified as § 220-354-250, filed 2/15/17, effective 3/18/17. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.04.012, 77.04.020, 77.12.045, 77.12.047, and 77.04.055. WSR 16-15-029 (Order 16-176), § 220-40-027, filed 7/12/16, effective 8/12/16; WSR 15-18-029 (Order 15-281), § 220-40-027, filed 8/25/15, effective 9/8/15; WSR 14-15-052 (Order 14-173), § 220-40-027, filed 7/11/14, effective 8/11/14. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.04.020, 77.12.045, and 77.12.047. WSR 13-17-001 (Order 13-184), § 220-40-027, filed 8/7/13, effective 8/12/13; WSR 12-11-093, § 220-40-027, filed 5/18/12, effective 6/18/12; WSR 11-14-003 (Order 11-91), § 220-40-027, filed 6/22/11, effective 7/23/11; WSR 10-12-061 (Order 09-108), § 220-40-027, filed 5/27/10, effective 6/27/10. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047 and 77.04.020. WSR 09-16-125 (Order 09-109), § 220-40-027, filed 8/4/09, effective 9/4/09; WSR 08-15-003 (Order 08-166), § 220-40-027, filed 7/3/08, effective 8/3/08. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.04.020, 77.12.047, and 77.65.200. WSR 07-17-010, § 220-40-027, filed 8/3/07, effective 9/3/07. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047. WSR 05-17-006 (Order 05-167), § 220-40-027, filed 8/3/05, effective 9/3/05; WSR 04-16-013 (Order 04-183), § 220-40-027, filed 7/22/04, effective 8/22/04; WSR 03-18-004 (Order 03-208), § 220-40-027, filed 8/20/03, effective 9/20/03; WSR 02-16-021 (Order 02-173), § 220-40-027, filed 7/26/02, effective 8/26/02; WSR 01-13-055 (Order 01-104), § 220-40-027, filed 6/15/01, effective 7/16/01; WSR 00-23-065 (Order 00-240), § 220-40-027, filed 11/15/00, effective 12/16/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080. WSR 99-24-104 (Order 99-206), § 220-40-027, filed 11/30/99, effective 12/31/99. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080 and 77.12.040. WSR 98-15-081 (Order 98-122), § 220-40-027, filed 7/15/98, effective 8/15/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080. WSR 97-15-148 (Order 97-123), § 220-40-027, filed 7/23/97, effective 8/23/97; WSR 96-13-035 (Order 96-77), § 220-40-027, 6/11/96, effective 7/12/96; WSR 95-13-065 (Order 95-76), § 220-40-027, filed 6/19/95, effective 7/20/95; WSR 94-16-017 (Order 94-61), § 220-40-027, filed 7/21/94, effective 8/21/94; WSR 93-14-042 (Order 93-54), § 220-40-027, filed 6/29/93, effective 7/30/93; WSR 90-18-023 (Order 90-77), § 220-40-027, filed 8/24/90, effective 9/24/90; WSR 89-16-056 (Order 89-71), § 220-40-027, filed 7/28/89, effective 8/28/89.]



PDF220-354-260

Grays Harbor salmon gear.

It shall be unlawful to take, fish for, or possess salmon taken for commercial purposes in Grays Harbor fishing areas, with the exception of salmon taken with gillnet gear as provided for in this chapter.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.04.012, 77.04.013, 77.04.020, 77.04.055, and 77.12.047. WSR 17-05-112 (Order 17-04), amended and recodified as § 220-354-260, filed 2/15/17, effective 3/18/17. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.04.020, 77.12.045, and 77.12.047. WSR 10-12-061 (Order 09-108), § 220-36-020, filed 5/27/10, effective 6/27/10. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080. WSR 89-16-056 (Order 89-71), § 220-36-020, filed 7/28/89, effective 8/28/89; WSR 86-15-016 (Order 86-55), § 220-36-020, filed 7/10/86; WSR 80-09-072 (Order 80-69), § 220-36-020, filed 7/18/80; Order 1221, § 220-36-020, filed 7/1/75; Order 1116, § 220-36-020, filed 4/30/74; Order 1049, § 220-36-020, filed 4/11/73; Order 995, § 220-36-020, filed 6/8/72; Order 925, § 220-36-020, filed 6/3/71; Order 864, § 220-36-020, filed 5/12/70; Order 813, § 220-36-020, filed 5/5/69; Order 772-A, § 220-36-020, filed 4/15/68; subsections 1, 2 and 3 from Order 679, filed 4/20/66; subsection 4 from Order 679, filed 3/31/66; Order 638, filed 4/28/65; Order 605, filed 4/21/64; Order 569, filed 4/11/63; Order 544, filed 4/3/62; Order 525, filed 5/3/61; Order 507, filed 4/13/60.]



PDF220-354-270

Grays Harbor salmonGillnet gear specifications.

It is unlawful to fish for food fish in Grays Harbor for commercial purposes with gillnet gear, or to possess food fish taken from those waters with gillnet gear, unless:
(1) The gillnet does not exceed 1,500 feet in length along the cork line; and
(2) Except as otherwise provided in this chapter, the mesh size of the gillnet is not less than 5 inches or greater than 6-1/2 inches stretch measure.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.04.012, 77.04.013, 77.04.020, 77.04.055, and 77.12.047. WSR 17-05-112 (Order 17-04), amended and recodified as § 220-354-270, filed 2/15/17, effective 3/18/17. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.04.020, 77.12.045, and 77.12.047. WSR 10-12-061 (Order 09-108), § 220-36-015, filed 5/27/10, effective 6/27/10. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080. WSR 89-16-056 (Order 89-71), § 220-36-015, filed 7/28/89, effective 8/28/89.]



PDF220-354-280

Grays Harbor salmonSummer fishery.

From July 5 through August 15, it is unlawful to fish for salmon in Grays Harbor for commercial purposes or to possess salmon taken from those waters for commercial purposes.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.04.012, 77.04.013, 77.04.020, 77.04.055, and 77.12.047. WSR 17-05-112 (Order 17-04), amended and recodified as § 220-354-280, filed 2/15/17, effective 3/18/17. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.04.020, 77.12.045, and 77.12.047. WSR 10-12-061 (Order 09-108), § 220-36-021, filed 5/27/10, effective 6/27/10. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047. WSR 01-13-055 (Order 01-104), § 220-36-021, filed 6/15/01, effective 7/16/01. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080 and 77.12.040. WSR 98-15-081 (Order 98-122), § 220-36-021, filed 7/15/98, effective 8/15/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080. WSR 97-15-148 (Order 97-123), § 220-36-021, filed 7/23/97, effective 8/23/97; WSR 96-13-035 (Order 96-77), § 220-36-021, filed 6/11/96, effective 7/12/96; WSR 95-13-065 (Order 95-76), § 220-36-021, filed 6/19/95, effective 7/20/95; WSR 94-13-014 (Order 94-46), § 220-36-021, filed 6/3/94, effective 7/4/94; WSR 90-18-023 (Order 90-77), § 220-36-021, filed 8/24/90, effective 9/24/90; WSR 89-16-056 (Order 89-71), § 220-36-021, filed 7/28/89, effective 8/28/89; WSR 88-19-098 (Order 88-116), § 220-36-021, filed 9/20/88; WSR 87-21-041 (Order 87-161), § 220-36-021, filed 10/14/87; WSR 86-15-016 (Order 86-55), § 220-36-021, filed 7/10/86; WSR 85-13-073 (Order 85-64), § 220-36-021, filed 6/19/85; WSR 84-15-008 (Order 84-66), § 220-36-021, filed 7/6/84; WSR 83-13-054 (Order 83-53), § 220-36-021, filed 6/15/83; WSR 82-13-048 (Order 82-63), § 220-36-021, filed 6/11/82; WSR 81-13-005 (Order 81-37), § 220-36-021, filed 6/8/81; WSR 80-09-072 (Order 80-69), § 220-36-021, filed 7/18/80; Order 77-71, § 220-36-021, filed 8/18/77; Order 77-44, § 220-36-021, filed 6/3/77; Order 76-73, § 220-36-021, filed 8/16/76; Order 1221, § 220-36-021, filed 7/1/75; Order 1133, § 220-36-021, filed 7/19/74.]



PDF220-354-290

Grays Harbor salmon fall fishery.

From August 16 through December 31 of each year, it is unlawful to fish for salmon in Grays Harbor for commercial purposes or to possess salmon taken from those waters for commercial purposes, except that:
Fishing periods:
(1) Gillnet gear may be used to fish for Chinook, coho, and chum salmon, and shad as provided in this section and in the times and area identified in the chart below.
Time:
Areas:
7:00 a.m. through 7:00 p.m. October 21;
Area 2A and Area 2D
7:00 a.m. through 7:00 p.m. October 26;
 
7:00 a.m. through 7:00 p.m. October 27;
 
AND
 
7:00 a.m. through 7:00 p.m. October 28.
 
Gear:
(2) Gillnet gear restrictions - All areas:
(a) It is permissible to have on board a commercial vessel more than one net, provided that the length of any one net does not exceed one thousand five hundred feet in length. Nets not specifically authorized for use in this fishery may be aboard the vessel if properly stored. A properly stored net is defined as a net on a drum that is fully covered by a tarp (canvas or plastic) and bound with a minimum of ten revolutions of rope that is 3/8 (0.375) inches in diameter or greater.
(b) Areas 2A and 2D from October 1 through November 30: Gillnet gear only.
(i) Drift gillnet gear only. It is unlawful to use set net gear.
(ii) It is unlawful to utilize any object, except the vessel deploying the gear, to impede a gillnet or its attached line or float from drifting.
(iii) Mesh size must not exceed six and one-half inch maximum.
(iv) It is unlawful to use a gillnet to fish for salmon if the lead line weighs more than two pounds per fathom of net as measured on the cork line. It is permissible to have a gillnet with a lead line weighing more than two pounds per fathom aboard a vessel when the vessel is fishing in or transiting through Grays Harbor.
(c) Area 2C from October 1 through November 30: Gillnet gear only.
(i) Drift gillnet gear only. It is unlawful to use set net gear.
(ii) It is unlawful to utilize any object, except the vessel deploying the gear, to impede a gillnet or its attached line or float from drifting.
(iii) Mesh size must not exceed nine inches.
(iv) It is unlawful to use a gillnet to fish for salmon if the lead line weighs more than two pounds per fathom of net as measured on the cork line. It is permissible to have a gillnet with a lead line weighing more than two pounds per fathom aboard a vessel when the vessel is fishing in or transiting through Grays Harbor.
Other:
(3) Recovery boxes and soak times:
(a) Each boat must have two operable recovery boxes or one box with two chambers on board when fishing Areas 2A, 2C, and 2D.
(i) Each box and chamber must be operating during any time the net is being retrieved or picked and any time a fish is being held in accordance with (b) and (c) of this subsection. The flow in the recovery box must be a minimum of 16 gallons per minute in each chamber of the box, not to exceed 20 gallons per minute.
(ii) Each chamber of the recovery box must meet the following dimensions as measured from within the box:
(A) The inside length measurement must be at or within 39-1/2 inches to 48 inches;
(B) The inside width measurements must be at or within 8 to 10 inches; and
(C) The inside height measurement must be at or within 14 to 16 inches.
(iii) Each chamber of the recovery box must include a water inlet hole between 3/4 inch and 1 inch in diameter, centered horizontally across the door or wall of the chamber and 1-3/4 inches from the floor of the chamber. Each chamber of the recovery box must include a water outlet hole opposite the inflow that is at least 1-1/2 inches in diameter. The center of the outlet hole must be located a minimum of 12 inches above the floor of the box or chamber. The fisher must demonstrate to department employees, fish and wildlife enforcement officers, or other peace officers, upon request, that the pumping system is delivering the proper volume of fresh river or fresh bay water into each chamber.
(b) When fishing in Grays Harbor Areas 2A and 2D, all steelhead and wild (unmarked) Chinook must be placed in an operating recovery box which meets the requirements in (a) of this subsection prior to being released to the river/bay as set forth in (d) of this subsection.
(c) When fishing in Grays Harbor Area 2C, all steelhead must be placed in an operating recovery box which meets the requirements in (a) of this subsection prior to being released to the river/bay as set forth in (d) of this subsection.
(d) All fish placed in recovery boxes must remain until they are not lethargic and not bleeding and must be released to the river or bay prior to landing or docking.
(e) For Areas 2A and 2D, soak time must not exceed 45 minutes. Soak time is defined as the time elapsed from when the first of the gillnet web is deployed into the water until the gillnet web is fully retrieved from the water.
(4) Retention of any species other than coho, chum, hatchery Chinook marked by a healed scar at the site of the adipose fin, or shad is prohibited in Areas 2A and 2D from October 1 through November 30.
(5) Retention of any species other than Chinook, chum, coho or shad, is prohibited in Area 2C from October 1 through November 30.
(6) Quick reporting is required for original receivers. According to WAC 220-352-320, reports must be made by 10:00 a.m. the day following landing, unless otherwise specified in an electronic fish receiving ticket reporting agreement (see WAC 220-352-035(3)).
(7) Report all encounters of green sturgeon to the quick reporting office via phone at 866-791-1280, fax at 360-249-1229, or email at harborfishtickets@dfw.wa.gov. Fishers may have wholesale fish buyers use the "buyer only" portion of the fish ticket and include encounters with each day's quick reporting.
(8) Do NOT remove tags from white or green sturgeon. Please obtain available information from tags without removing tags. Submit tag information to:
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
48 Devonshire Rd.
Montesano, WA 98563.
(9)(a) Fishers must take department observers, if requested, by department staff when participating in these openings.
(b) Fishers also must provide notice of intent to participate by contacting Quick Reporting by phone, fax or email. Notice of intent must be given prior to 12:00 p.m. on October 9, for openings in Areas 2A, 2C, or 2D.
(10) It is unlawful to fish for salmon with tangle net or gillnet gear in Areas 2A and 2D unless the vessel operator has attended a "Fish Friendly" best fishing practices workshop and has in his or her possession a department-issued certification card.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.04.012, 77.04.020, 77.04.055, and 77.12.047. WSR 20-14-051 (Order 20-103), § 220-354-290, filed 6/25/20, effective 7/26/20. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.04.012, 77.04.013, 77.04.020, 77.04.055, 77.12.045, and 77.12.047. WSR 19-15-054 (Order 19-129), § 220-354-290, filed 7/12/19, effective 8/12/19; WSR 18-17-071 (Order 18-191), § 220-354-290, filed 8/10/18, effective 9/10/18. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.04.090 and 77.04.130. WSR 18-11-052 (Order 18-92), § 220-354-290, filed 5/10/18, effective 6/10/18. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.04.090, 77.04.130, 77.15.568, 77.08.010, 77.65.510, 77.65.515, and 77.65.520. WSR 17-22-100 , § 220-354-290, filed 10/30/17, effective 1/1/18. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.04.012, 77.04.013, 77.04.020, 77.04.055, 77.12.045, and 77.12.047. WSR 17-19-007 (Order 17-234), § 220-354-290, filed 9/7/17, effective 10/8/17. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.04.012, 77.04.013, 77.04.020, 77.04.055, and 77.12.047. WSR 17-05-112 (Order 17-04), amended and recodified as § 220-354-290, filed 2/15/17, effective 3/18/17. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.04.012, 77.04.020, 77.04.055, 77.12.045, and 77.12.047. WSR 16-19-010 (Order 16-239), § 220-36-023, filed 9/8/16, effective 10/9/16; WSR 15-19-086 (Order 15-343), § 220-36-023, filed 9/16/15, effective 10/11/15; WSR 14-20-023 (Order 14-268), § 220-36-023, filed 9/19/14, effective 10/20/14. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.04.020, 77.12.045, and 77.12.047. WSR 13-19-027 (Order 13-227), § 220-36-023, filed 9/9/13, effective 10/10/13; WSR 12-11-093, § 220-36-023, filed 5/18/12, effective 6/18/12; WSR 11-14-003 (Order 11-91), § 220-36-023, filed 6/22/11, effective 7/23/11; WSR 10-12-061 (Order 09-108), § 220-36-023, filed 5/27/10, effective 6/27/10. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047 and 77.04.020. WSR 09-16-125 (Order 09-109), § 220-36-023, filed 8/4/09, effective 9/4/09; WSR 08-15-003 (Order 08-166), § 220-36-023, filed 7/3/08, effective 8/3/08. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.04.020, 77.12.047, and 77.65.200. WSR 07-17-010, § 220-36-023, filed 8/3/07, effective 9/3/07. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047. WSR 05-17-006 (Order 05-167), § 220-36-023, filed 8/3/05, effective 9/3/05; WSR 04-16-013 (Order 04-183), § 220-36-023, filed 7/22/04, effective 8/22/04; WSR 03-18-004 (Order 03-208), § 220-36-023, filed 8/20/03, effective 9/20/03; WSR 01-13-055 (Order 01-104), § 220-36-023, filed 6/15/01, effective 7/16/01; WSR 00-23-065 (Order 00-240), § 220-36-023, filed 11/15/00, effective 12/16/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080. WSR 99-24-104 (Order 99-206), § 220-36-023, filed 11/30/99, effective 12/31/99. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080 and 77.12.040. WSR 98-15-081 (Order 98-122), § 220-36-023, filed 7/15/98, effective 8/15/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080. WSR 97-15-148 (Order 97-123), § 220-36-023, filed 7/23/97, effective 8/23/97; WSR 96-13-035 (Order 96-77), § 220-36-023, filed 6/11/96, effective 7/12/96; WSR 95-13-065 (Order 95-76), § 220-36-023, filed 6/19/95, effective 7/20/95; WSR 94-13-014 (Order 94-46), § 220-36-023, filed 6/3/94, effective 7/4/94; WSR 93-14-042 (Order 93-54), § 220-36-023, filed 6/29/93, effective 7/30/93; WSR 90-18-023 (Order 90-77), § 220-36-023, filed 8/24/90, effective 9/24/90; WSR 89-16-056 (Order 89-71), § 220-36-023, filed 7/28/89, effective 8/28/89.]



PDF220-354-300

Coastal salmon troll seasonsCommercial.

It is unlawful to take, fish for, or possess salmon taken with troll gear in Pacific Ocean waters or to land salmon taken with troll gear from Pacific Ocean waters into a Washington port except as provided by emergency rule. When troll gear is authorized under emergency regulation, the following provisions shall also apply unless expressly modified by the emergency rule:
(1) Closed in Salmon Control Zones defined in chapter 220-306 WAC except as provided in emergency rule.
(2) Minimum size limits for Chinook and coho will be specified in emergency rule. No minimum size for pink, sockeye or chum salmon. No chum retention north of Cape Alava (48°10'00"N. lat.) beginning August 1 continuing through September 30.
(3) Salmon may be taken only by hook and line using single point, single shank, barbless hooks.
(4) It is unlawful for a vessel to have troll or recreational gear in the water while in any area closed to fishing for certain species of salmon while possessing that species of salmon; however, fishing for species other than salmon is not prohibited if the area is open for such species, and no salmon are in possession.
(5) Salmon may not be filleted prior to landing.
(6) Vessels must land and deliver their salmon within twenty-four hours of any closure of this fishery.
(7) All salmon on board a vessel must meet the minimum size, landing/possession limit, or other special requirements for the area being fished and the area in which they are landed if the area is open or has been closed less than forty-eight hours for that species of salmon. Salmon may be landed in an area that has been closed for a species of salmon more than forty-eight hours only if they meet the minimum size, landing/possession limit, or other special requirements for the area in which they were caught.
(8) During any single trip, only one side of the Leadbetter Point line (46°38'10"N. lat.) may be fished.
(a) Vessels fishing or in possession of salmon while fishing south of Leadbetter Point must land and deliver all species of fish within the area south of Leadbetter Point.
(b) For delivery to Washington ports south of Leadbetter Point, vessels must notify WDFW at 360-249-1215 prior to crossing the Leadbetter Point line with area fished, total Chinook, coho, and halibut catch aboard, and destination with approximate time of delivery.
(c) Vessels may not land fish east of the Megler-Astoria bridge.
(9) Vessels fishing or in possession of salmon north of Leadbetter Point must land and deliver all species of fish in a Washington port and must possess a Washington troll and/or salmon delivery license.
(a) Vessels in possession of salmon south of the Queets River may not cross the Queets River line (47°31'42"N. lat.) without first notifying WDFW at 360-249-1215 with area fished, total Chinook, coho, and halibut catch aboard and destination.
(b) Vessels in possession of salmon north of the Queets River may not cross the Queets River line without first notifying WDFW at 360-249-1215 with area fished, total Chinook, coho, and halibut catch aboard and destination.
(c) Vessels may not land fish east of the Sekiu River.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.04.012, 77.04.020, 77.04.055, 77.12.045, and 77.12.047. WSR 20-22-101 (Order 20-242), § 220-354-300, filed 11/3/20, effective 12/4/20. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.04.012, 77.04.013, 77.04.020, 77.04.055, and 77.12.047. WSR 17-05-112 (Order 17-04), amended and recodified as § 220-354-300, filed 2/15/17, effective 3/18/17. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047. WSR 01-13-006 (Order 01-105), § 220-24-040, filed 6/7/01, effective 7/8/01.]



PDF220-354-310

Puget SoundSalmon preserveDrayton Harbor.

"Drayton Harbor Salmon Preserve" shall include all the waters of Drayton Harbor and tributaries thereto lying inside and easterly of a line projected 66 degrees true from Semiahmoo Spit (48°59'25.8"N, 122°46'16.5"W) to the northern breakwater of the Port of Bellingham's Blaine Harbor (48°59'30.5"N, 122°46'0.4"W).
[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.04.012, 77.04.020, 77.04.130, 77.12.045, and 77.12.047. WSR 19-15-051 (Order 19-140), § 220-354-310, filed 7/12/19, effective 8/12/19. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.04.012, 77.04.013, 77.04.020, 77.04.055, and 77.12.047. WSR 17-05-112 (Order 17-04), recodified as § 220-354-310, filed 2/15/17, effective 3/18/17; Order 988, § 220-47-252, filed 4/28/72.]



PDF220-354-320

Puget SoundSalmon preserveSan Juan Island.

"San Juan Island Salmon Preserve" shall include those waters of Puget Sound lying inside the following lines: A line projected 199 degrees true from Lopez Pass Light 2 (Light List No. 19375 FlR4s21ft4M"2," 48°28'52"N, 122°49'5"W) across Lopez Pass to Lopez Island (48°28'42.1"N, 122°49'10.7"W), a line projected 359 degrees true from Fauntleroy Point on Decatur Island (48°31'28.4"N, 122°47'18.8"W) through Lawson Rock Light 2 (Light List No. 19410 FlR4s15ft4M"2," 48°31'51"N, 122°47'19"W) to Blakely Island (48°32'27.2"N, 122°47'21.2"W); a line projected 184 degrees true from Deer Point on Orcas Island (48°36'5.1"N, 122°47'59.7"W) across Spindle Rock (48°35'4.2"N, 122°48'6.2"W) to Blakely Island; a line projected 91 degrees true from Limestone Point on San Juan Island (48°37'21.0"N, 123°6'27.1"W) to the northernmost point of Jones Island (48°37'16.9"N, 123°2'59.3"W); then 90 degrees true to Orcas Island (48°37'16.8"N, 123°1'49.6"W); a line projected 38 degrees true from Reef Point on San Juan Island (48°31'43.1"N, 122°58'12.3"W) to the southernmost point of Shaw Island (48°32'47.6"N, 122°56'55.8"W); and a line projected 321 degrees true from Flat Point on Lopez Island (48°33'3.7"N, 122°55'10.9"W) to the most westerly point on Canoe Island (48°33'19"N, 122°55'29.6"W), thence true north to the shoreline of Shaw Island (48°33'51.3"N, 122°55'43.7"W), excluding the waters of Puget Sound Salmon Management and Catch Reporting Area 7E.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.04.012, 77.04.020, 77.04.130, 77.12.045, and 77.12.047. WSR 19-15-051 (Order 19-140), § 220-354-320, filed 7/12/19, effective 8/12/19. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.04.012, 77.04.013, 77.04.020, 77.04.055, and 77.12.047. WSR 17-05-112 (Order 17-04), recodified as § 220-354-320, filed 2/15/17, effective 3/18/17. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080. WSR 95-13-056 (Order 95-75), § 220-47-262, filed 6/16/95, effective 7/17/95; WSR 86-13-038 (Order 86-46), § 220-47-262, filed 6/12/86; Order 988, § 220-47-262, filed 4/28/72.]



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Puget SoundSalmon preserveStrait of Juan de Fuca.

"The Strait of Juan de Fuca Salmon Preserve" shall include those waters and tributaries thereto lying within three miles off shore between a line projected 30 degrees true from a point three miles west of the Sekiu River mouth (48°19'06.9"N, 124°27'19.4"W) to a line projected 45 degrees true from a point three miles east of the Dungeness River mouth (48°07'35.4"N, 123°04'14.4"W), excluding the waters of Puget Sound Salmon Management and Catch Reporting Area 6D.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.04.012, 77.04.020, 77.04.130, 77.12.045, and 77.12.047. WSR 19-15-051 (Order 19-140), § 220-354-330, filed 7/12/19, effective 8/12/19. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.04.012, 77.04.013, 77.04.020, 77.04.055, and 77.12.047. WSR 17-05-112 (Order 17-04), recodified as § 220-354-330, filed 2/15/17, effective 3/18/17. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080. WSR 88-14-133 (Order 88-48), § 220-47-266, filed 7/6/88; Order 988, § 220-47-266, filed 4/28/72.]



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Puget SoundArea 7A salmon fishery separation lines.

(1) The "East Point Line" shall be defined as a line projected 184 degrees true from Boundary Bay Light D (Light List No. 19972 FlY4s36ft4M"D," 49°0'7.6"N, 123°1'13"W) on the Canada/United States border, through the eastern portion of Point Roberts to the Saturna Island Sector Light (Light List No. 19810 FlW15s102ft17M,FR85ft8M, 48°46'58"N, 123°2'45"W) on East Point Saturna Island, British Columbia, Canada.
(2) The "Iwersen Dock Line" shall be defined as a line projected 233 degrees true from ruins of the Iwersen Dock (48°58'30.6"N, 123°5'6.5"W) on Point Roberts to the Active Pass Light (List of Lights CA No. 275 FLW10s57ft17M, 48°52'23"N, 123°17'26"W) on Georgina Point, Mayne Island, British Columbia, Canada.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.04.012, 77.04.020, 77.04.130, 77.12.045, and 77.12.047. WSR 19-15-051 (Order 19-140), § 220-354-340, filed 7/12/19, effective 8/12/19. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.04.012, 77.04.013, 77.04.020, 77.04.055, and 77.12.047. WSR 17-05-112 (Order 17-04), recodified as § 220-354-340, filed 2/15/17, effective 3/18/17. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080. WSR 88-14-133 (Order 88-48), § 220-47-269, filed 7/6/88.]